Following rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in September,  a new independent film directed by Vikram Khan and written by novelist Adam Mansbach, (who wrote Go The F**k To Sleep) will follow a young Barrack Obama through his year at Columbia University in 1981 and his personal journeys with racism, identity and love.

Starring as the eponymous lead, actor Devon Terrell spoke to GQ earlier in the year about his approach to playing such an iconic figure, explaining, "It was about finding the awkwardness. The man we see now has a swagger about him, walks around with his chest up high. At 21, when he's trying to find himself, he's not as assured."

Early reviews applaud the young actor's portrayal and his spot-on delivery of the future Presidents voice. What do you think?

Watch: the first trailer for Netflix’s Obama film is here