Barry Teaser Trailer: First Look at Netflix’s Barack Obama Biopic


With Barack Obama’s time left in office now down to just a few months, Netflix is preparing to release a movie that celebrates his accomplishments by looking into his past: specifically, his junior year at Columbia University in 1981. Directed by Vikram Gandhi (KumarĂ©), the movie is called Barry and it stars newcomer Devon Terrell as a young Obama years before he met his future wife (for that story, see Richard Tanne’s Southside with You). The movie premiered at TIFF last month to positive reviews and it features a supporting cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Jenna Elfman, Ashley Judd and Ellar Coltrane. Barry arrives on Netflix on Dec. 16th; check out the first teaser trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    The title cards should be “before he started a global far-reaching terrorist campaign”, “before he won a Nobel Peace prize, all the while escalating wars and supporting dictatorships”, and “before he went back on everything he ever promised and maintained the status quo”.