The Current War (2019)

Drama, Biography, History
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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Written by
Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton
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107 minutes
sfx supervisor:
Angela Barson , Justin Ball , Stuart Bullen , Oliver Cubbage , Jason Evans , Sergey Muravev , Jamie Wood
production company:
Lantern Entertainment , Bazelevs Production , Film Rites , , Fourth Floor Productions , The Weinstein Company
Chung-hoon Chung
Basil Iwanyk , Timur Bekmambetov
assistant director:
Andrew McEwan , Alexander Holt , Alex Oakley
101 Studios


THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world.  Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan. 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. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history.

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