THE CURRENT WAR
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. In theaters everywhere this October. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (Thomas Edison), Michael Shannon (George Westinghouse),Nicholas Hoult (Nikolai Tesla)
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, The Current War also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.
Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
Producer: Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk
Executive Producers: Martin Scorcese, Steven Zallian, Garrett Basch, Michael Mitnick, Ann Ruark, Michele Wolkoff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Bob Yari, Adam Sidman
Staring: Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.