Netflix To Premiere Obama Film In December

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Netflix just dropped the trailer for their upcoming film about Barack Obama titled “Barry.”

The biopic will take a look back at Obama in his college days at Columbia University in the 1980s before he was preaching to his supporters about “Hope and Change,” according to ABC News. (RELATED: ‘Southside With You’ — Film About Obama’s First Date With Michelle — Sees Quiet Opening Weekend)


“In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates,” the films description reads. “Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later.”

Devon Terrell is the young actor who plays Obama in the movie in what’s described as his first major project. Other big names in the film include Ashley Judd and Jenna Elfman. (RELATED: Netflix CFO Reverses Course, Shuns ‘Obamanet’)

“Barry” premiered in Toronto at the International Film Festival last month.

The last film about Obama, called “Southside With You,” focused on him and Michelle’s first date and opened with low numbers at the box office.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (Getty Images)

While it received good reviews from critics, the film only made $3 million on the opening weekend.

“Barry” comes out December 16th on the streaming service.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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