- Full Official Trailer for “The Current War” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon & Nicholas Hoult
- The first trailer for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s historical drama The Current War has arrived. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, and Tuppence Middleton.
The story dives into an intense rivalry over the future of electrical power in the United States in the late 1800s.
The film is about the so-called “War of Currents,” an electrical arms race that played out in the late 1880s between inventor Thomas Edison who waged a corporate war against a rival electrical company run by George Westinghouse. And the filme draws how electrical power (alternating current vs. direct current) was implemented across the country.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Thomas Edison, Nicholas Hoult plays Nicholas Hoult, who is Edison's rival and Michael Shannon plays George Westinghouse.
The film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017 and will be released in the United States on November 24, 2017
"The Current War"
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon / Director: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"
Benedict Cumberbatch / Thomas Edison / Actor: "Doctor Strange"
Nicholas Hoult / Nikola Tesla / Actor: "Sand Castle"
Michael Shannon / George Westinghouse / Actor: "Nocturnal Animals"
Katherine Waterston / Marguerite Westinghouse / Actress: "Alien: Covenant"
Tuppence Middleton / Mary Edison / Actress: "MI-5"
Tom Holland / Samuel Insull / Actor: "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
Matthew Macfadyen / J.P. Morgan / Actor: "The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music"
- source : Firstshowing