Miss your BlackBerry? A new movie that tells the real-life story of the world’s first smartphone is coming to a theatre near you.
Starring Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, BlackBerry is a highly-anticipated film about the rise and fall of the famously successful cellphone.
Viewers are taken on a wild rollercoaster ride as Waterloo, Ontario-based company Research In Motion introduces the BlackBerry to the world.
Baruchel plays Mike Lazaridis, who was the co-creator of Research In Motion.
The film also stars Glenn Howerton who plays the co-CEO of the company, Jim Balsillie.
It showcases the “true story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise,” according to the trailer.
And believe us when we say that one look at the trailer will have you on the edge of your seat.
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It’s a “whirlwind ride through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley at breakneck speeds,” the description says.
This movie is also a story about the control that this Canadian company once had over the entire cellphone market.
“There was a shining moment, when a Canadian company had a larger control of the cellphone market than Apple does now,” said the director Matt Johnson to CBC.
It was an unprecedented moment of glory for this small-town Ontario company — until it wasn’t.
The film will hit theatres in Canada this spring on May 12th, 2023.
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