Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War has taken its time to make its way across the world. This week sees the release of a film with a fantastic cast and a sizzling story. Benedict Cumberbatch leads the film as the great American inventor Thomas Edison with Michael Shannon as his rival, revered entrepreneur, George Westinghouse. HeyUGuys favourite Nicholas Hoult turns up as the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, Katherine Waterston is Westinghouse’s outspoken wife Marguerite.

If that wasn’t good enough the cast also include Spider-Man Tom Holland as Edison’s confident young secretary Samuel Insull, Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen is the famous financier and banker J.P. Morgan, and Tuppence Middleton is Edison’s supportive wife Mary.

This week James Kleinmann sat down with the cast to talk about their experiences on the film. You can see that below.

The Current War is released on the 25th of October.

We were also out in Toronto two years ago and filmed highlights of the TIFF press conference with the director and cast. Check it out below.


The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.