Release date:December 22, 2017
(limited; wide: Jan. 19, 2018)
Studio:The Weinstein Company
Starring:Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, Nicholas Hoult
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.