How many feature-length dramatizations of Barack Obama's life do we need before the President's eight-year tenure is over? Hopefully your answer was "two." By the time a newly elected Commander-in-Chief steps in, we'll have Southside with You, which turned the courtship of Barack and Michelle into a existential tour of Chicago, and Barry, an original movie picked up by Netflix out of this year's Toronto Film Festival. With the end of the year filling up with Oscar contenders, the streaming service is squeezing the new look at our sitting President in before the deadline. Barry arrives December 16.
The first trailer for Barry, sliding into the third presidential debate aftermath like a smooth operator, shows a younger Barack "before he created change" i.e., while he was doing his thing at Columbia University in 1981. Newcomer Devon Terrell plays the future president, with Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Jenna Elfman (Friends with Benefits), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), and Avi Nash (Silicon Valley) rounding out the cast. Here's the official synopsis: