Everyone is talking about the exclusive trailer. Well, it is not. We obtained it as well as the press release for this film. The Current War stars Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch and a host of others. It showcases the rivalry of Edison and Tesla in a race to bring light to the world.
“This is a battle of the greatest minds of America,” Edison exclaims in the trailer, while Westinghouse ominously says, “If you want to be remembered, it’s simple: Shoot a president. But if you prefer to have what I call a legacy, you leave the world a better place than you found it.”
THE CURRENT WAR
Release: October 4, 2019 (limited); October 11, 2019 (wide)
Distributor: 101 Studios
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writer: Michael Mitnick
Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Michael Mitnick, Ann Ruark, Michele Wolkoff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland, Adam Sidman
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, The Current War also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen
ABOUT 101 STUDIOS
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production, and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Formed by veteran film and television executives David Glasser and David Hutkin in 2019, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. Inaugural releases include Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and the second season of Taylor Sheridan’s modern-day western series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner.