Interview with BlackBerry stars Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton
by Bobby Blakey
Some of the best films to come along are those based on things that all of us know about and lived through without ever knowing the true story behind it all. The cell phone is one of the biggest industries on the planet and we all use them. If you lived through the era of the BlackBerry you know how big it truly was at the time. Now Operation Avalanche director Matt Johnson who also stars is bringing the story to life in BlackBerry. The film stars Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, Rich Sommer, Martin Donovan and Michael Ironside.
BlackBerry follows the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone.
I had the chance to sit down for a quick interview with stars Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton to talk about taking on this true story and the characters they portray. Instead of our usual text only interviews, we are sharing the video interview featured on our YouTube channel complete with some pretty cool branding by IFC Films.
Check out BlackBerry when it hits theaters on May 12th from IFC Films.