New movie BlackBerry to discover rise and fall of Canadian smartphone


The rise and catastrophic fall of what was as soon as Canada’s most dear firm is ready for the large display screen.

BlackBerry will inform the story of Waterloo, Ont.-based Analysis In Movement (RIM), creators of the titular gadget, which for a time was the world’s hottest smartphone.

The movie stars Canadian actor Jay Baruchel as firm co-founder Mike Lazaridis and It is At all times Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton as co-CEO Jim Balsillie. 

The movie was tailored from the 2015 e-book Shedding the Sign: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry, by Sean Silcoff and Jacquie McNish.

Analysis In Movement, which modified its identify to BlackBerry in 2013, was accountable for the BlackBerry, which was as soon as the preferred smartphone on the planet. (David Donnelly/CBC)

Toronto’s Matt Johnson directs and likewise seems within the movie as RIM’s different co-founder, Doug Fregin. The solid additionally contains Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek and Michael Ironside. 

On Tuesday, producers added that BlackBerry had completed manufacturing. It was filmed in and round Hamilton, Ont., with some scenes from close by Waterloo and London. XYZ Movies, which co-financed the movie, shall be introducing the undertaking to patrons at TIFF, whereas Elevation Photos shall be distributing it in Canada.

RIM was based in 1984 by enterprise companions Lazaridis and Fregin, who had beforehand labored collectively on a failed LED signal enterprise. After a decade of dabbling in varied different expertise initiatives, they turned their consideration to the two-way communications programs that will grow to be the inspiration for the BlackBerry gadget.



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