Actor to play 43rd president in romantic dramedy.

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Writer-director Richard Tanne’s dramedy is inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama‘s first meeting and eventual date, according to Deadline. Sawyers is a UK-based but American born actor who just wrapped filming of the Oliver Stone flick Snowden and is starting The Autopsy of Jane Doe. He’ll be starring in Southside With You alongside actress Tika Sumpter, who is playing Michelle.


No word on a release date just yet, but keep it posted here for more updates.

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