A Star-Studded BlackBerry Film Charts the Telephone’s Rise and Demise

The BlackBerry was the primary true smartphone. However because the 2015 bestseller Dropping the Sign explains, Apple stole BlackBerry’s legacy with the iPhone—a product that BlackBerry management known as a “toy.” Now, historical past could right itself (or flip BlackBerry into a fair larger joke) with a movie adaptation of Dropping the Sign.

In line with Selection, a brand new film known as BlackBerry has completed manufacturing and can quickly enter distribution. The movie, which is directed by Matt Johnson, options a powerful solid together with headliners Jay Baruchel (Hiccup from Easy methods to Prepare Your Dragon) and Glenn Howerton (Dennis from It’s At all times Sunny In Philidelphia).

Presumably, Baruchel and Howerton will play BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin. They’ll be joined by Cary Elwes, Wealthy Sommer, Michael Ironside, and different fashionable actors when the film lastly debuts.

Particulars on the movie are fairly scarce. The casting means that it might be a comedy, although it might be a drama. Both manner, I’m undecided how you might depict the catastrophic failure of BlackBerry with out comedians, so the casting appears acceptable.

We’re undecided when BlackBerry will arrive in theaters or make its method to streaming companies. However within the meantime, you’ll be able to strive studying Dropping the Sign, the superb e book that serves as the premise for this film.

Supply: Selection

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