The Current War

Release date:December 22, 2017
(limited; expands: Jan. 19)

Studio:The Weinstein Company

Director:Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

MPAA Rating:N/A


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


Plot Summary:

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, "The Current War" tells the story of two powerful moguls battling over the supply of electricity in the late 1880s. Edison is on the verge of creating a marketable and sustainable electricity system for the first time in history, when Westinghouse notices a grand weakness in Edison’s design and ignites a war of currents between these two rivals.