A new trailer for The Current War has been released. The film tells the true story behind the electricity battle that took place between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.
The movie was originally supposed to be released back in 2017, but after the The Weinstein Company went bankrupt, the film fell into limbo.
Luckily 101 Studios was formed and picked it up, so now the film will actually see the light of day.
The Current War tells the story of Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), “three brilliant visionaries in a cutthroat competition to literally light up the world.
The film follows Edison, whose plans of bringing electricity to Manhattan are upended when Westinghouse and Tesla announce they have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America, sparking one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in U.S. history.”
This is the synopsis for the film:
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.
Watch The Current War trailer below:
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