President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are our country’s most adorable couple — and, even if you don’t think so, you can’t argue that they aren’t certainly our country’s most powerful. They have less than a year remaining in the White House, but at least we can look forward to the preservation of their legacy in the upcoming film Southside with You.
Starring Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama and Tika Sumpter (Gossip Girl, The Game) as Michelle Obama, Southside with You follows the presidential couple, albeit an obviously much younger version, on their first date in 1989. The film already debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was met with general critical acclaim.
Today, the trailer for the film was released. Gleaning from the trailer, we can expect lots of funny one-liners (especially from Tika’s Michelle), beautiful Chicago scenery, and plenty of palpable romance from the upcoming film, which was both written and directed by Richard Tanne.
Southside with You will reach theaters on August 26, but for now you can watch the trailer below.