Photo by IFC Films
IFC Films today dropped the official trailer for their biopic BlackBerry which will be released in theaters on May 12. Starring Jay Baruchel (Goon, This is the End) and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), the film tells the story of Mike Lazaridis (Baruchel) and Jim Balsillie (Howerton) and the rise and fall of the world’s first smartphone, the BlackBerry.

Directed by Matt Johnson (The Dirties) the film also stars Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Total Recall), Saul Rubinek (True Romance, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Rich Sommer (Mad Men, GLOW), SungWon Cho (Anime Crimes Division), and Michelle Giroux (Blood Pressure).

Jay Baruchel in BlackBerry. Photo by IFC FIlms

BlackBerry Synopsis
Every era has its visionaries, and BlackBerry co-written by Director Matt Johnson and Producer Matthew Miller, investigates the brilliance of the individuals that invented the world’s first smartphone. Recounting the Canadian company’s humble yet chaotic rise to market dominance, the film is a darkly comedic telling of the tragic tale of a Canadian company that revolutionized the way we communicate, before swiftly plummeting into obsolescence.

Glenn Howerton in BlackBerry. Photo by: IFC Films

“Remember that phone that everyone owned before an iPhone? This is how they got started and how they got destroyed,” says writer and director Matt Johnson.

BlackBerry will be released exclusively in movie theaters on May 12.


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