The Current War - Director's Cut Movie

Edison. Westinghouse. Tesla.

The Current War - Director's Cut movie poster

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.

Who's Involved:

Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Martin Scorsese, Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Basil Iwanyk, Matthew Macfadyen, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Timur Bekmambetov, Steve Zaillian, Tuppence Middleton, Michael Mitnick, Michele Wolkoff, Adam Sidman, Adam Ackland, Ann Ruark

Release Date:

Friday, October 25, 2019 (Limited)
Friday, October 11, 2019 (Expansion)

some violent content and thematic elements

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in The Current War - Director's Cut: Cast List

... Thomas Edison

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" , "Spider-Man: No Way Home"  

... George Westinghouse

"Heart of Champions" , "Bullet Train"  

... Nikola Tesla

"Those Who Wish Me Dead" , "Mission: Impossible 8"  

... Edison’s Assistant

"Uncharted" , "Spider-Man: No Way Home"  

... Westinghouse's Wife

"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" , "Babylon"  

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" , "The Assistant"  

"Jupiter Ascending" , "Disappearance At Clifton Hill"  

Who's making The Current War - Director's Cut: Crew List

A look at the The Current War - Director's Cut behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon last directed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Town that Dreaded Sundown. The film's writer Michael Mitnick last wrote The Incredible Book Eating Boy and Lily and the Octopus.


Michael Mitnick


Garrett Basch
Timur Bekmambetov
Basil Iwanyk
Steve Zaillian


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Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2017: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. January 2017: The film was in Production status.
  4. September 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Eyeing an early December 2016 shoot for the film.

  6. April 2014: The film was in Development status.

The Current War - Director's Cut Release Date: When was the film released?

The Current War - Director's Cut was released in 2019 on Friday, October 25, 2019 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Black and Blue, Paradise Hills and Countdown.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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