President Obama Hits Netflix
News has broke that our president Barack Obama will be the next Netflix star. Netflix, the streaming service has picked up Barry, a biopic chronicling President Barack Obama’s college years. Barry is directed by Vikram Gandhi and is set in the early 1980s. Barack Obama is depicted during his times as a 20-year-old college student. Devon Terrell, who seems to closely resemble POTUS in his younger years, plays his character.
Obama’s collegiate career was a significant time because it was when he truly realized the roles that race and privilege played in education and the American society. In those years he was said to do a lot of reading, partying and played basketball during his spare time. Though the biopic “Southside With You”, telling the story behind the power couple Michelle and Barack has hit theaters already, there is no doubt that the tell of Barack’s younger years will be interesting also. According to Deadline, Netflix acquired the highly praised film for upwards of $4.5 million.
As elections approach, and our time with the 44th president is coming to an end we can agree that these films are coming at the perfect time. Netflix made a good decision to purchase this film after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The date for when the film will be available on Netflix has not been released yet, but stay tuned for when Too Much Info gets the scoop.