Someone made a BlackBerry movie starring Dennis from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ – TechCrunch

All of us knew at the present time was coming. With the movie world hungry for failed tech fodder on the heels of titles like The Drop Out and WeCrashed, some producer was sure to stumble on BlackBerry on the way in which to the inevitable 20-part Juicero miniseries.

The beloved and beleaguered smartphone agency previously generally known as Analysis in Movement has turn out to be fodder for a brand new movie, merely titled “BlackBerry,” which not too long ago wrapped up capturing within the firm’s native Canada. Selection was first to notice that the movie, based mostly on the 2015 e-book “Dropping the Sign:,” has introduced two of its leads.

Glenn Howerton has been solid as former BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie, which might clarify the “It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia” star’s shaved head on that present’s companion podcast. Canadian Judd Apatow acolyte Jay Baruchel performs co-founder Mike Lazaridis, per the report. Cary Elwes additionally options within the movie from Toronto-born director Matt Johnson.

“BlackBerry is the type of film I by no means thought I might make on this nation, but it surely’s a vibrant new day for Canadian movie,” Johnson instructed The Globe and Mail. “Daring, director-driven cinema is again with the total power of the Nineteen Eighties.”

There’s definitely loads of drama to attract on. The corporate has an interesting decades-long historical past, from its development into the default handset for enterprise folks and presidents to its gradual, post-iPhone demise. And none of our thumbs would ever be the identical. Doubtless its more moderen years as a safety and automobile software program agency shall be a footnote, at greatest.

No launch date has been introduced.

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