As the US president, Barack Obama, prepares to leave office on 20 January, Netflix is presenting “Barry,” a movie dramatizing the 44th president of United States as a 20-year-old college student at Columbia University. Barry,the young Columbia University student overcomes several obstacles throughout his schooling, such as a racist security officer who insists on checking Obama’s identification.
Netflix acquired rights to “Barry” after its premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film’s director, Vikram Gandhi (“Kumaré,” HBO’s “Vice”), who is a Columbia University grad, approached fellow alum Adam Mansbach (author of “Go the F— to Sleep”) on the project and Mansbach penned the script.
The cast of “Barry” includes 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” begins streaming on Netflix Dec. 16.
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