She may only have One Life to Live, but Tika Sumpter is managing to snag more gigs than a cat has lives. The breakout star of OWN's The Haves and The Have Nots has been cast as Michelle Obama in a high-profile film based on the Obamas' early romance.
Not only is Sumpter appearing in Southside With You, but she helped develop the project with indie filmmaker Richard Tanne, according to Deadline. I am just so proud of our Tikalicious, I don't know what to do!
Reportedly, the film has yet to to cast the role of a young Barack Obama. Uh, two words: Jesse Williams.