Barack Obama Goes To College In New 'Barry' Trailer
Last month came a short teaser for the forthcoming Barry film that focuses on Barack Obama's formative years as a student at Columbia University.
Now, a longer trailer has dropped. The minute clip offers much more about the movie than the previous one did, showing Barack navigating New York in the 1980s.
A recurring part in the trailer that looks like it will be explored further in the film is Barack's biracial identity. "You know I'm the only black person in four of five of my classes," Barack tells a fellow classmate in one scene. "But you're half white too. you can fit in anywhere," the classmate responds. "I fit in nowhere," Barack replies.
Within the trailer we also see the young future president of the United States get attacked, as well as racially profiled by a campus police officer. "Witness the moments that shaped the man," one scene shows within the trailer. By the looks of it Barry is going to offer viewers a portrayal of Barack that helps us better understand the man he ultimately became.
According to Deadline Barry is "a crowd pleaser" that finds the college age Obama "faced with questions about race, culture, and identity in what proves to be a crucial year in [his] life."
The upcoming movie was directed by Vikram Ghandi and stars relatively unknown 23 year old Australian actor Devon Terrell, who had to pick up a Midwestern accent and learn to play basketball left handed for the part of Barack. Ashley Judd, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell and Ellar Coltrane co star.
Earlier this year another Barack film dropped: Southside With You, which is centered around the first date between Barack and Michelle Obama.
Barry drops on Netflix on December 16 (which will likely kick off our feelings of sadness watching him and the rest of the Obama family prepping their leave from the White House). Check out the trailer below.