A new international poster for The Current War, the upcoming electrifying biography drama movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton:
Power changes everything.
“Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.”
The film originally scheduled to be released by The Weinstein Company in 2017. But the release was canceled following the Weinstein scandal. Hopefuly Lantern Entertainment, the people who took over, will release the film soon.
Here’s the movie trailer of The Current War if you haven’t seen it yet:
The film is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
No official release date yet.