Devon Terrell To Play Barack Obama Alongside ‘The Witch’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy In New Movie
Devon Terrell and Anya Taylor-Joy, the star of the hit horror movie The Witch, will star in Barry, a drama about a young Barack Obama trying to find his way in 1981 New York City.
Black Bear Pictures is partnering with Cinetic Media to produce the movie which is expected to begin shooting in April.
Barry explores the time when Obama was a college student in New York City and forged key relationships, including with a fellow student (Taylor-Joy).
The script was written by Adam Mansbach, the author perhaps best known for the adult children’s book Go the F*** to Sleep.
Barry is the second young-Obama tale making its way to the big screen. Southside With You, a film about the early years of Obama’s relationship with first lady Michelle Obama, premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Miramax and Roadside acquired the project, which stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as Barack and Michelle.