By Ariana Bacle
Updated July 14, 2015 at 06:01 PM EDT
Matt Dinerstein

Before Barack Obama was leading the nation, he was just a regular guy vying for a woman’s attention — and his quest to woo his now-wife, Michelle, is chronicled in an upcoming movie titled Southside With You.

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter play Barack and Michelle in the film, which began production in Chicago this month and debuted its first photos from the set Tuesday. In the photos, Sawyers and Sumpter meander through a park for a scene presumably recreating the Obamas’ first date, which spanned Chicago’s South Side.

Matt Dinerstein