The Current War Movie Edison. Westinghouse. Tesla.


The Current War

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2019 | Biography Drama

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.

U.S. Release Date

The Current War release date is set for Friday, October 25, 2019. This will be a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, October 11, 2019. This will be a Expansion release.

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Benedict Cumberbatch
Thomas Edison
Michael Shannon
George Westinghouse
Nicholas Hoult
Nikola Tesla
Tom Holland
Edison’s Assistant
Katherine Waterston
Westinghouse's Wife

Directed by

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon


Michael Mitnick


101 Studios & 3 more

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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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the epic story of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nikola Tesla.

Also Known As

  • Thomas Edison Biopic

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