The distributor has paid around $2m for North American rights on Richard Tanne’s well regarded Sundance world premiere.

Southside With You

The lighthearted drama follows Barack Obama and future First Lady Michelle Robinson on their first date.

Miramax will partner with Roadside on a late summer launch and previously collaborated on the $18m release of Mr. Holmes.

IM Global fully financed Southside With You and handled negotiations with WME Global. IM Global screened the film for international buyers at the EFM last week.