Just a few months ago, Netflix nabbed exclusive distribution rights to several new feature length films from the Toronto International Film Festival, including one that follows the early life of President Barack Obama.
“Barry” is set to be released on Dec. 16, and Netflix just dropped the first teaser trailer.
Set in the early 1980s, the film stars Devon Terrell in his first major project as a young Obama attending Columbia University.
A synopsis of the film reads: “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.”
The teaser is only 30 seconds longs, and we mostly see Terrell from the back, moving forward through various stages of his early life.
So far, the movie received pretty good reviews prior to its full release, with IMDB giving it a 7.8 out of 10, while Rotten Tomatoes rates it 92 percent.