May 6 will bring with it ‘Becoming’ – a tell-all documentary feature on First Lady Michelle Obama.
Titled after her 2018 best-selling memoir, the film was produced by her production company, Higher Ground, and will premiere a year after it was first announced she (alongside President Barack Obama) signed a historic deal with Netflix (click here to read more).
The feature directorial debut of cinematographer Nadia Hallgren, ‘Becoming’ – like her autobiography – will recount moments from her life but it will also pick up where the book left off to focus on the 34-city tour she undertook to promote the book.
“Those months I spent traveling — meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe — drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with,” she said in a statement. “In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries and dreams. We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,’ many of us dared to say our hopes out loud.”
Ahead of its premiere, see the official trailer inside: