Netflix Debuts Teaser for Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’

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Before he became President Barack Obama, he was a young black man trying to figure out his way in the world- which is what Netflix’s new movie about the 44th President of the United States, Barry, will focus on.

In Barry‘s newly released teaser, we see multiple shots of young Barry from behind, going through different settings from his early years- everything from waiting for the train at the subway station to smoking a joint on a bench to walking into a club and more settings that make us realize that he really did come from humble beginnings, just like many Americans.

The film, helmed by Vikram Gandhi (HBO’s Vice), stars newcomer Devon Terrell as young Barack, and follows his junior year at Columbia University as he “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,” according to Netflix. 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

In addition to Terrell, the film stars Ashley Judd (Divergent, Double Jeopardy), Jenna Elfman (Friends With Benefits, Big Stone Gap), and up-and-comers Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), and Avi Nash (Learning to Drive, Silicon Valley).

Watch the film’s first 30-second teaser below!

Barry will be available to stream on Netflix starting December 16.

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