The Current War Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison

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The Current War Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison

Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison in The Current War trailer

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison. Check out The Current War trailer below, and check out the movie when it comes to theaters on November 24!

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.

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange) stars as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon’s (Waco, Nocturnal Animals) George Westinghouse. Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Alien: Covenant), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil WarSpider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Anna Karenina) and Tuppence Middleton (War & Peace, The Imitation Game) also star, with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mad Max: Fury Road) playing Nikola Tesla.

Written by Michael Mitnick (The Giver), the film is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), with Basil Iwanyk (Wind River, Hotel Mumbai), Timur Bekmanbetov, and Harvey Weinstein producing, and Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland executive producing.

What did you think of The Current War trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in the movie? Let us know in the comments.