• The Current War (2017)

The Current War

Release Date: 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse -- the greatest inventors of the industrial age -- engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.

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

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