The first preview features Tika Sumpter (“Get On Up”) and Parker Sawyers (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama, respectively, talking to their families about each other. Robinson, then Obama’s advisor at a law firm, insists that they only intend to go to a community meeting. Obama meanwhile fields awkward questions over the phone from his White mother about Robinson’s background.
The second depicts the duo at the Art Institute of Chicago, discussing an Ernie Barnes painting and talking about Robinson’ piano and French skills.
“I loved that it was an origin story about the two most famous people in the world right now, and about how they fell in love,” said Sumpter about the film to The New York Times. “You don’t see a lot of Black leads in love stories, and you definitely don’t see a lot of walk and talks with Black people.”
“Southside With You” hits the big screen on August 26.