Tika Sumpter plays First Lady Michelle Obama in movie

Sumpter is known for her role as Candace in Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

Tika Sumpter and Parker

Stories of America’s presidents have always been exceedingly popular targets for films. “Southside With You” is the latest to hit the big screen.

In the film,  Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyer star as the First Couple. Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, “Southside With You” recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

Southside with You releases in theaters August Photo credit- Matt Dinerstein,

Sumpter plays Candace in “The Haves and the Have Nots” the prime time cable drama by writer Tyler Perry.

Directed and written by Richard Tanne, John Legend serves as executive producer on “Southside With You” which releases in U.S. theaters this  August.

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