The first trailer has debuted for the upcoming drama The Current War. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as rival industrialists Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, alongside Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton
THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.