Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the great American inventor Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as his rival, revered entrepreneur, George Westinghouse. Nicholas Hoult plays the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, Katherine Waterston is Westinghouse’s outspoken wife Marguerite, Tom Holland is Edison’s confident young secretary Samuel Insull, Matthew Macfadyen is the famous financier and banker J.P. Morgan, and Tuppence Middleton is Edison’s supportive wife Mary.
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The film is released July 26th in the UK and October 11th in the Us.
The Current War Synopsis
In the late 19th century, Edison, famous, iconoclastic and unwaveringly wed to his direct current system of electricity, begins a battle with publicity-shy industrialist Westinghouse, and his system of alternating current.