IFC revealed the official trailer for BlackBerry, the Canadian comedy drama film that tells the true story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone, starring Jay Baruchel as Mike Lazaridis and Glenn Howerton as Jim Balsillie. Also starring in the movie are Matt Johnson, Rich Sommer, Michael Ironside, Martin Donovan, Michelle Giroux, SungWon Cho, Saul Rubinek, and Cary Elwes.
Directed by Matt Johnson (who also stars in the film), BlackBerry premiered at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, and will be released in theaters on May 12th, 2023.
BlackBerry is described as a whirlwind ride through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley at breakneck speeds.
“Two mismatched entrepreneurs – egghead innovator Mike Lazaridis and cut-throat businessman Jim Balsillie – joined forces in an endeavour that was to become a worldwide hit in little more than a decade. The device that one of them invented and the other sold was the BlackBerry, an addictive mobile phone that changed the way the world worked, played and communicated. But just as BlackBerry was rising to new peaks, it also started losing its way through the fog of Smartphone wars, management indecision and outside distractions, eventually leading to the breakdown of one of the most successful ventures in the history of the tech and business worlds.” Berlinale.
Watch the official trailer for BlackBerry