The film is a chronicle of the fateful summer day in 1989 when Obama took his then-crush Michelle Robinson (Get On Up‘s Tika Sumpter) on their first date. A sort-of origins story of the First Couple, the film follows them to various sites, including the Art Institute of Chicago, a screening of Spike Lee’s incendiary Do The Right Thing, and the ice cream shop where they shared their first smooch.
First-time director Richard Tanne will helm the project based on his screenplay, with Bob Teitel and Sumpter attached as producers. Production company IM Global is eying a 2016 release date. Shooting is slated to begin in Chicago in August.