CS Video: The Current War cast & director on the historical drama
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with The Current War cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, and Tuppence Middleton, as well as director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, to discuss the historical drama and the “unintended consequences [of] new technology.” You can check out the interviews in the player below and catch the movie in theaters today!
Starring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Avengers: Endgame) as Thomas Edison and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) 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.
Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) and Tuppence Middleton (War & Peace) also star, with Nicholas Hoult (Dark Phoenix) 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 Bekmambetov producing. Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland, Martin Scorsese, Steven Zaillian, Garret Basch, Michael Mitnick, Ann Ruark, Michele Wolkoff, and Adam Sidman executive produce.