The Current War

Release date:December 22, 2017
(limited)

Studio:The Weinstein Company

Director:Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriter:

Starring:Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, Nicholas Hoult

Genre:Drama

Plot Summary:

Set in the late 1880s, "The Current War" details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.