By Nicole Caico
Barack Obama’s pre-presidential life is coming to the big screen. The upcoming film, “Barry”, follows Obama through his college years at Columbia University in 1981 New York City. Devon Terrell, is set to be cast as a young Obama. Joining Terrell on screen is actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who can be seen in the currently playing, hit horror movie “The Witch.” The two actors have only recently come onto the Hollywood stage, but have hit the ground running.
Adam Mansbach, who tackled the topic of race in his novel “Angry Black White Boy”, has written the script for the film, but “Barry” isn’t the only pre-presidential Obama film in the works. The film “Southside With You,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is about the early years of Barack and Michelle Obama’s relationship.
“Barry,” directed by Vikram Gandhi, and produced by Black Bear pictures, is set to start shooting in April and will be in theaters in 2017.