Meet the actor who will play a young Barack Obama

Southside With You — an upcoming romantic dramedy about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date — has found its leading man. Actor Parker Sawyers, who has played small roles in films like Zero Dark Thirty, Kick-Ass 2, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, will star as the young Barack Obama, opposite the previously cast Tika Sumpter as Michelle:

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Scott Meslow

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The Atlantic, POLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.