- Miramax Films
The first trailer for “Southside with You” shows a confident, though broke, Barack Obama and a tough-talking Michelle Obama on their epic first date.
Executive produced by singer John Legend, “Southside with You” is set in Chicago in 1989. The First Lady was then known as Michelle Robinson (played by Tika Sumpter). She and Obama (Parker Sawyers) were attorneys at the same law firm.
Despite his date’s tough exterior, Barack is confident that his good looks and smooth demeanor aren’t lost on Michelle.
What happens next in the movie, which was written and directed by Richard Tanne, is anyone’s guess as the daylong date takes the young lawyers across Chicago, including stops at the Art Institute of Chicago, a showing of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” and their seemingly innocent first kiss in front of, yes, an ice cream parlor.
Will Michelle make sure she doesn’t fall for just “another smooth-talking brother”? Spoiler alert: This one is special.
Watch the trailer below:
“Southside with You” hits theaters on August 26, 2016.