Posted Thu Oct 20, 2016 at 12:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
A pivotal year in the life of a young Barack Obama will be explored on Netflix in December.
Netflix has released a teaser for its upcoming original film, 'Barry.' The movie will start streaming through Netflix on December 16.
A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as 'Barry,' arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. 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. 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.
Check out the teaser below!
The movie stars Devon Terrell, Ashley Judd ('Divergent,' 'Double Jeopardy'), Jenna Elfman ('Friends With Benefits,' 'Big Stone Gap'), Anya Taylor-Joy ('The Witch'), Jason Mitchell ('Straight Outta Compton'), Ellar Coltrane ('Boyhood'), and Avi Nash ('Learning to Drive,' 'Silicon Valley'). 'Barry' is directed by Vikram Gandhi and written by Adam Mansbach. Gandhi also serves as a producer along with Dana O’Keefe, Teddy Schwarzman, and Ben Stillman. Daniel Steinman is on board as an executive producer as well.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Black Mirror' on October 21, 'Into the Inferno' on October 28, 'The Crown' on November 4, 'Lovesick' on November 17, 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' on November 25, 'David Brent: Life on the Road' on February 10, and 'Iron Fist' on March 17.
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