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Paramount Takes ‘BlackBerry’ For Many of the World – Latest Hollywood News

Paramount International Content material Distribution actually loves its BlackBerry.

The studio has picked up the brand new comedy from Matt Johnson, on the rise and fall of the eponymous Canadian smartphone firm, for many of the world.

Jay Baruchel stars in BlackBerry alongside an ensemble forged together with Glenn Howerton, Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, Wealthy Sommer, Martin Donovan, Michael Ironside and Johnson. The movie could have its world premiere in competitors on the Berlin FIlm Pageant on Friday.

Paramount will roll out BlackBerry worldwide exterior the U.S., the place IFC Movies are releasing, and a handful of different territories. XYZ Movies, who co-financed the film and dealt with worldwide rights, inked the take care of the studio on the eve of Berlin’s European Movie Market. XYZ additionally closed offers for the movie with Falcon Movies for the Center East, NonStop Leisure for Scandinavia, and Pasatiempo Footage for CIS.

It’s unclear whether or not Paramount is planning a theatrical bow for BlackBerry or if the movie is heading to its on-line platform Paramount+.

Johnson co-wrote BlackBerry with Matthew Miller, based mostly on the non-fiction bestseller Dropping the Sign: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry from Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff. Miller additionally produced, alongside Niv Fichman, Fraser Ash and Kevin Krikst.

The ebook exhibits how the Canadian begin up, launched by Analysis in Movement (RIM) in Waterloo, Ontario, turned a worldwide pressure within the tech world with its then-groundbreaking smartphone with its distinctive clam-shape and thumbs-only mini-keyboard. However the launch of Apple’s iPhone and the rise of touchscreen expertise spelled the top for the corporate, who have been unable to compete.

Rhombus Media and Zapruder Movies produced the film, with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates, in affiliation with CBC Movies, IPR.VC; and XYZ Movies, who additionally acted as an govt producer.

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