We all knew this day was coming. With the film world’s hunger for techno fodder failing on the heels of titles like The Drop Out and Vcrashed, some producers were bound to hit on BlackBerry on the way to the inevitable 20-part Juicero miniseries.
The beloved and beleaguered smartphone firm formerly known as Research In Motion has become fodder for a new film, titled “Blackberry,” which recently completed shooting in the company’s native Canada. Diversity The first thing to note was that the film, based on the 2015 book “Losing the Signal:” has announced its two leads.
Glenn Howerton has been cast as Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of BlackBerry, who can explain the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star’s shaved head on that show’s companion podcast. Reportedly, Canadian Judd Apatow retainer Jay Baruchel plays co-founder Mike Lazaridis. Toronto-born director Matt Johnson’s film also stars Carrie Alves.
“Blackberry is the kind of film I never thought I could make in this country, but it’s a new day for Canadian film,” Johnson said. globe and mail, “Bold, director-driven cinema is back in the full force of the 1980s.”
There’s definitely a lot of drama to draw. The company has a fascinating decades-long history, from its slow growth into the default handset for business people and presidents, to the later demise of the iPhone. And none of our thumbs will ever be the same. Will probably have the best footnote in its recent years as a security and car software firm.
No release date has been announced.