Well, We Didn’t Know This Was Coming: They’re Making a Movie About Ex-Mobile-Titan Blackberry, and It’s Going to Star Glenn Howerton It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia As the company’s co-CEO, Jim Balsillie. According to globe and mailProduction ends this week, though it’s unknown when the film will actually hit theaters.
movie, just title BlackberryBased on the 2015 book Losing Signal: Blackberry’s Glorious Rise and Fall By journalists Sean Silkoff and Jackie McNish. According to its blurb, the book focuses on an unlikely partnership between “a visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and an abrasive Harvard Business School grad, Jim Balsillie”—the two founders of Research in Motion (RIM), which later became BlackBerry.
Canadian actor and comedian Jay Baruchel (Knocked And the sound of Hiccup Haddock how to Train Your DragonLazaridis, but we must admit we’re most excited to see Howerton as Balsillie. After all, who better to play an “abrasive Harvard Business School grad” than Golden God?
Judging by the number of movies and TV shows we’ve seen about technology in recent years (incl.) drop out Theranos and on super pump On Uber) tackling one of the biggest and bumpiest rides on the market makes sense. At its peak, BlackBerry sold about half the smartphones in the US, but the presence of the iPhone and Android decimated its business in a few years. Now, it exists as a zombie brand – its name is sometimes sold to OEMs to make unsupported Android handsets and their own legacy devices.
According to EarthOther notable cast members in the film include Michael Ironside, Saul Rubinek, Martin Donovan, Rich Sommer, and Keri Alves. The film is written and directed by Matt Johnson. ,Blackberry This 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 Earth in a press statement. “Bold, director-driven cinema is back in the full force of the 1980s. let’s go.”