Entertainment Film Distributors has released a trailer for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Current War’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison.
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.
The film hits cinemas July 26th
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. The rivalry begins in his lab at Menlo Park, New Jersey, and spills onto the country’s front pages into a bitter court case. The two struggle via fair means and foul to win the War of the Currents.
Hostilities boil and lives are lost as the rivalry plays out on a thrilling, world-changing scale. As the two vie for the right to power the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the arrival of an otherworldly Serb inventor called Nikola Tesla may finally tip the balance…