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'The Current War' debuts an electrifying movie trailer

An electrifying true story comes to the big screen this fall with The Current War, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s story of the race to bring electricity to America. Today, 101 Studios has debuted the trailer for the film, which you can check out in the player below.

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 Nikola 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), The Current War is produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Basil Iwanyk and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The film’s cast also includes Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.

Look for The Current War on the big screen October 4.


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