Obamas’ romance to be portrayed in 2015 Chicago film

It’s too soon to announce new movie and TV projects for 2015, although one feature that’s supposed to shoot here has popped up, which tourism agency Choose Chicago can be assured will boost visitors when it’s released next year.

Obama, then an idealistic first-year Harvard Law student, took a summer job as an associate at law firm Sidley Austin where he fell for lawyer Michelle Robinson, his younger boss.

Romantic “Southside with You” spans the day when she agreed to go out with him.  They visited the Art Institute, took a long getting-to-know-you walk and caught a showing of Spike Lee’s new film, “Do the Right Thing.”

Although the Chicago Film Office has not been contacted about shooing dates or locations, “Southside with You” is supposed to shoot in Chicago next July.

Executive producer is Tike Sumpter, (“Ride Along”) the actress who will portray Michelle.  Screenwriter, actor Richard Tanne (“Worst Story”), who developed the story idea with Sumpter, will direct.  Casting is ongoing for an actor to play the future president.

Sumpter is currently filming “Bessie,” the biopic of famous blues singer Bessie Smith. 

Stephanie Allain, director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and former studio executive, will produce with Tracey Bing for Allain’s Homegrown Pictures.

The Obamas, who were married in 1992, described their first date in an interview on the campaign trail for the president’s re-election in 2012.  Obama told O Magazine in a 2007 interview “I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.”