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The Current War

Release Date: October 25th, 2019

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2020

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

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. 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. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, The Current War also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Holland, Matthew McFadyen, Conor MacNeill

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Film Rites, The Weinstein Company, Thunder Road Pictures

Distributors: 101 Studios

Keywords: House, Rise, New York City, Passionate, Creative, Gripping, Pursuit, Tense, Rivalry, Fall

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