Watch Benedict Cumberbatch as Edison vs Michael Shannon as Westinghouse at the Dawn of Electricity in ‘The Current War’ (Trailer)



“Boys I trust you brought your check book. I’m so full of ideas it’ll take me 12 life times to execute it. I’m working on something now so new that the world will never be the same.” ‘The Current War’ is the dramatic epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the modern world.

“We are going to be big. Stoves, washing machines, electric carriages.” “Edison’s new electrical system is significantly cheaper than gas does that keep you up at night?” “There’s always more to see.” The Inventor versus the Businessman, Only One Can Light The Way.

“Though he may be unfamiliar to you his studies have demonstrated an understanding of electrical matters unlike anyone I have ever known. Gentleman and lady Nikola Tesla.” “So what’s your trade?” “I fix problems for idiots.” 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.

“Westinghouse Electric Company.” “Edison Electric it has to be.” “I can do the same thing with electricity that I do with gas.” The biographical historical drama is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by playwright Michael Mitnick. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, and Tuppence Middleton, ‘The Current War’ is scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017 and be released in theaters January 19, 2018.

Great actors, this looks good. What do you think?




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