IFC Films has debuted the official trailer for the biographical drama ‘BlackBerry.’
The film tells the true story of the meteoric rise in the early 2000s followed by the catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone and is dubbed “a whirlwind ride through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley at breakneck speeds”.
The story covers the business relationship between co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie as their Canadian company Research in Motion released the once-ubiquitous device. It subsequently floundered in legal disputes and lost its market advantage to competitors such as Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy range.
Matt Johnson directs the film which stars Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Saul Rubinek, Cary Elwes, Michael Ironside, Rich Sommer, SungWon Cho and Michelle Giroux.
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The movie is set to have for a U.S. release on May 12th.