Here’s the official synopsis from IFC Films:

“The ‘true story’ of the meteoric rise & catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone, BLACKBERRY is a whirlwind ride through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley at breakneck speeds.”

The “true story” in quotes means there’s probably some artistic liberties taken here, which makes sense given its comedic nature. Howerton is absolutely unhinged in the trailer, which is Howerton at his best, so “BlackBerry” is certain to at least have some fun freak outs, complete with that brilliantly shaved head to make him look like he’s balding. (Dennis from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” would lose his mind.)

In addition to Baruchel, Howerton, and Johnson, “BlackBerry” stars Michael Ironside, Michelle Giroux, Sungwon Cho, Rich Sommer, Mark Critch, Saul Rubinek, and Cary Elwes. 

While some /Film readers might not remember the BlackBerry, it was once the must-have tech toy, and anyone who was anyone had one awkwardly bulging out of their pockets. Things changed with the rise of the iPhone and its copiers and competitors, which put the BlackBerry out of business. This is a rollercoaster rise-and-fall story for the ages, and it’ll be a blast to see how it all plays out onscreen.

“BlackBerry” will premiere in theaters nationwide on May 12, 2023.