Get Ready for Obama the Movie

David Guggenheim, Tom Hanks involved in 17-minute campaign flick
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2012 8:53 AM CST

(Newser) – Based on its trailer, The Road We've Traveled looks like a Hollywood documentary about President Obama's first term in office, boasting impressive talent like Tom Hanks, who provides the voiceover, and Davis Guggenheim, who directed. But watch until the very end and you'll see a screen reading, "Paid for by Obama for America." Yes, the Obama campaign has decided to tell its version of the past three years in a 17-minute film, due out March 15, the Washington Post reports.

"How do we understand this president?" Hanks asks in the trailer, which is making the rounds this morning. "Do we look at the day's headlines, or do we remember what we as a country have been through?" Guggenheim is no stranger to this kind of thing, having directed both Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and, perhaps more saliently, the 30-minute infomercial Obama put out in 2008. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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