A Movie Is Being Made About the Obamas: See Our Dream Cast (PHOTOS)
The movie will chronicle how they met, but we really wanted to cast John Boehner
As Deadline reports, Southside With You will tell the story of that fateful summer afternoon in 1989 when the future president meet his first lady. The two were working in a corporate law firm in the south side of Chicago when Michelle, then 25, was assigned to mentor a 27-year-old Barack Obama.
The search is on for an actor to play a young Barack, but Tika Sumpter – who most recently appeared in Get on Up – has been cast to play a young Michelle.
However, it made us wonder – if a movie was made about the Obamas’ lives now, who would fill the shoes of first daughters Sasha, Malia, and even John Boehner?
Without further ado, here’s our Obama movie dream cast:
Michelle Obama: Angela Bassett
Nobody is classier than Mrs. Obama, but the American Horror Story star comes pretty darn close.
Barack Obama: Will Smith
Malia Obama: Camille Winbush
Winbush, best known for her role in The Bernie Mac Show, has already got “sullen teen” on lock. At 24, she wouldn’t be the oldest actor to play a 16-year-old! (That dubious honor goes to Gabrielle Carteris, who, at 29, played a 16-year-old on Beverly Hills, 90210.
Sasha Obama: Quvenzhané Wallis
The Oscar-nominated Annie actress, at just 11, is younger than Sasha, 13, but that’s nothing a little movie magic can’t fix.
Rahm Emanuel: Jeff Goldblum
Right?! Did we blow your minds, or what?
Joe Biden: Craig T. Nelson
The charming smile! The set of his jaw! Who better than Parenthood‘s patriarch to play the Veep?
John Boehner: Bret Michaels
We know you might be thinking: “But he isn’t an actor!” But that’s where you’d be wrong.
The ever tan, ever bright-eyed singer once appeared in a 1999 episode of the short-lived Martial Law. Time for a revival of his illustrious acting career, we think.
So, do you agree with our choices? What’s your Obama family (and family-adjacent) dream cast?