The Current War

The Current War Release Date: November 24, 2017

The movie The Current War, as in the ‘electrical’ current, tells the story of electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse who compete to create a sustainable electrical system and market it to the American people.

Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) stars as Thomas Edison in the movie The Current War, while George Westinghouse is played by Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals).

Nikola Tesla is played by Nicholas Hoult who became famous from his role in the 2002 film About A Boy.

First-time feature film director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who has directed many episodes of American Horror Story and Glee, directs the movie The Current War.

Stay tuned to see if The Current War is taken off the 2017 release slate because of the Harvey Weinstein fiasco, as the film is a The Weinstein Co. release.

Current War poster

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Starring: Katherine WaterstonNicholas HoultBenedict CumberbatchTom HollandMichael ShannonTuppence MiddletonMatthew MacfadyenDamien MolonyIain McKeeConor MacNeill
Genres: BiographyDramaHistory
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Studio: The Weinstein Co.
MPAA Rating PG-13