Skip to comments.American Boy Cast to Play ‘Little Barry’
Posted on 05/13/2010 6:16:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
An American boy based in Indonesia has been selected to play the role of Barack Obama in the upcoming movie about the US presidents childhood in Jakarta.
Obama Anak Menteng (Obama The Menteng Kid) is expected to begin filming this week and rushed into Indonesian cinemas by June 17.
The film is based on the novel of the same name, which author Damien Dematra claims to be a true account of Barrys childhood in the Jakarta suburb. He reportedly wrote the novel in just five days after five days of research.
Hasan Faruq Ali, selected for the role, told a news conference on Tuesday that he idolized Obama and was a fan.
Born in Questa, New Mexico, Hasan is the son of musicians Shakur Ali and Naseem Nahid. His parents are members of an American band of Sufi Muslims, Debu, that plays religious songs.
Debu is currently based in Indonesia.
A European actor, Clara Lachelle, has filled the role of Obamas late mother, Ann Dunham, while Obamas late stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, will be played by an Indonesian actor who lives in Belgium.
Most of the filming is expected to be conducted in Cimahi, West Java, because of its similarities to Menteng, the Central Jakarta suburb where "Little Barry" spent three years in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Oh, I thought this was going to be the road company of “American Idiot”.
I wonder if Bill Ayers was involved.
What if they made a movie and no body came.
Now if it was like the one they did about Bush getting...
You underestimate the brainless kool-aid drinkers from the left who will do their best to have it nominated for an Oscar..
Kind of a dark, sadistic Forrest Gump?
Sure to be a box office flop.
Can’t wait for the childhood scene of him saying, “Communism is cool”.
Well if boring Gore gets an Oscar you know Bozo will too even if he is not the star actor..he will push the kid off the stage to grab that thing to add to his peace price.
Had to read it twice to make sure the author’s name was Damien instead of the kid’s.
At least he’s got Barry’s religion right. Is this boy a communist by chance?
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