Get Introduced To A Young Barack Obama In New 'Barry' Trailer

Get Introduced To A Young Barack Obama In New 'Barry' Trailer

Last month we wrote about how Netflix had purchased the worldwide rights to Barry, a film focused on a 20 year old Barack Obama attending Columbia University in New York City in 1981.

Now, a short teaser for the movie has dropped.

The 30 second clip only shows the back of Obama's head, as he's placed in different areas: waiting for the train to stop; walking to class; walking down the street; and hanging out in a club. Then, right before the teaser ends, it finally shows Obama's face, as he fixes his tie in a mirror.

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."

With this brief synopsis about the film it make sense as to why the trailer is structured how it is: all of these scenes separate but helping to create a whole picture of the man that Obama would ultimately become.

Barry 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. Ashley Judd, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell and Ellar Coltrane co star.

The film comes after another Obama related movie that dropped this year: Southside With You. Both this one and Barry focus on a young Obama, but the former more so tells the story of him and Michelle Obama's relationship.

You see the two get ready for their first date with each other (although Michelle tells her parents that it's not a date), and ultimately grow fond of one another, giving us a glimpse into the moment that led to them being one of (if not the) greatest couples to ever reside in the White House.

If you haven't check out Southside With You, definitely do so. It'll tide you over until Barry drops on Netflix on December 16.