BlackBerry: Jay Baruchel And Glenn Howerton Topline Cast For Drama About Smartphone Company, More Cast

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Variety is exclusively reporting that Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton have been cast as the leads for the dramatic telling of BlackBerry, the world’s first smartphone.

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The film is set to detail the meteoric rise of Blackberry in the early 2000s, only to fall as its Canadian parent company Research in Motion floundered in legal disputes and eventually lost its market advantage to competitors such as Apple and Samsung. Primarily though, the film is set to focus on the business relationship between co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie.

Though the report states that it hasn’t officially been confirmed yet, they believe that it’s likely that Baruchel and Howerton will be playing the firm’s founders.

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The film, which recently wrapped production, also has a cast that includes Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, Rich Sommer, Martin Donovan, Michael Ironside and Matt Johnson.

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Matt Johnson (who also directed the film) adapted the screenplay with Matt Miller, which is based on Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff’s 2015 novel ‘Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry’.

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