The Obamas, pictured here with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, are to be portrayed in an upcoming film that takes place when they were young. ©AFP PHOTO / TOBY MELVILLE / WPA POOL

The Obamas, pictured here with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, are to be portrayed in an upcoming film that takes place when they were young.
©AFP PHOTO / TOBY MELVILLE / WPA POOL

(Relaxnews) – Actor Parker Sawyers has been cast to play US President Barack Obama in the romantic drama “Southside With You,” joining Tika Sumpter, who will play First Lady Michelle Obama.

Set in 1989, when President Obama was an associate working at a law firm who took a liking to lawyer Michelle Robinson, reports Variety, who spotted the story.
The film is about the President’s first date with the woman who became his wife, in which they visited the Art Institute of Chicago and watched a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.”
Their first kiss — outside an ice cream parlor — will be included in the film.