While the Republican leadership race (to the bottom) continues, with all the candidates trying to prove who hates women, gays and minorities the most, President Barack Obama hasn’t really fired up his campaign in full. Yet. But with the elections looming just eight months away, he’s going to start hitting the road and getting the word out, hoping that America says “Yes We Can” again.
To help get things rolling, Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “Waiting For Superman“) has shot a 17-minute short film about the President. A trailer has dropped and it’s exactly what you’d expect: a softball, yet rousing examination of Obama’s presidency with an emphasis on his work on the economy, healthcare and killing Bin Laden, all narrated with the dulcet tones of Tom Hanks. Considering this is gearing up to be shown at upcoming campaign spots, it’s hardly a surprise.
It should be said that most candidates get some kind of movies made about them to show supporters, but few get the kind of A-list celeb power Barack attracts. The full film will be released on March 15th, check out the trailer below. [THR]