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.
The Current War was taken off the 2017 release slate because of the Harvey Weinstein fiasco, as the film is a The Weinstein Co. release.