The first trailer is out for The Current War, a film based on the battle between Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse to set the course for the future of electricity in modern society. The first trailer sets up a dramatic and dynamic conflict that has a very similar vibe to The Prestige, which also featured Tesla (played by the late David Bowie). Joining the three main stars of the film is a stellar supporting cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, and Matthew Macfadyen.
Edison. Westinghouse. Tesla. 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. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Hoult ——
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.