The Current War

Release date:December 31, 2018

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


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Plot Summary:

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, "The Current War" is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. 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. Directed by Alfonso Gomez‐Rejon ("Me and Earl and the Dying Girl") and written by playwright Michael Mitnick ("Sex Lives of our Parents"), "The Current War" also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.