In what can be described as an electric premise, “The Current War” depicts Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) as they go head to head for control of the electricity industry.
In addition to Shannon and Cumberbatch, the primed-for-awards-season feature also stars Nicholas Hoult (playing Nikola Tesla), with direction at the hands of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Cumberbatch's Thomas Edison competes with Michael Shannon's George Westinghouse in an upcoming film about the AC/DC battle that'll electrify science geeks.
"The Current War" trailer, released Thursday, provides a glance into the heated battle between famed inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse close to a hundred years ago. Oscar-winner Benedict Cumberbatch plays Edison as he ...
Variety is reporting that Michael Shannon has signed on for The Current War, where he’ll play electric pioneer George Westinghouse, long-time rival of Thomas Edison. Shannon will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s playing the...
Check out the new trailer for The Current War, the historical drama that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse and Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla!