Today The Weinstein Company released the first trailer of The Current War, which focuses on Thomas Edison monetizing electricity and his focus on bringing it into everyone’s homes.
The official synopsis of the film is below:
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.
via The Weinstein Company
The Current War stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse. The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton. The film is 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 will be released in select theaters on November 24, 2017. Make sure you check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.