Tesla Movie

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Who's Involved:

Ethan Hawke, Lucy Walters, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Hamilton, Donnie Keshawarz, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Almereyda, Isen Robbins, Uri Singer, Rebecca Dayan

Release Date:

Friday, August 21, 2020 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 36 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Tesla

A look at the Tesla behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Almereyda last directed Marjorie Prime and Experimenter. The film's writer Michael Almereyda last wrote Marjorie Prime and Experimenter.


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Isen Robbins
Uri Singer



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Production: What we know about Tesla

Key Facts

  1. Tesla premiered at 2020's Sundance Film Festival.

Filming Timeline

On or about April 6, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

On or about May 9, 2019, the film was in Production status.

On or about December 12, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Director Michael Almereyda is teaming with producer Uri Singer on a biopic about legendary inventor Nikola Tesla. The pic is casting, and pre-production is set to start in April.

Tesla Release Date: When was it released?

Tesla was released in 2020 on Friday, August 21, 2020 (Limited release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Unhinged, The 24th and Words on Bathroom Walls.

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