First look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War - Now shooting in London - ON OUR RADAR


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Saturday, January 21, 2017

THE CURRENT WAR FIRST LOOK T he Weinstein Company’s highly anticipated drama THE CURRENT WAR is currently shooting in London and surrounding areas. 

     Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Dr. Strange) stars as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon’s (Waco, Nocturnal Animals) George Westinghouse. Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Inherent Vice), Tom Holland(Captain America: Civil War, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (‘Ripper Street’, Anna Karenina) and Tuppence Middleton(‘War & Peace’, The Imitation Game) also star with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mad Max: Fury Road) set to play Nikola Tesla.

Set in the late 1880s, THE CURRENT WAR details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.


Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War
Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War

The Current War (2017)

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

Director:
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon


Writers:

Michael Mitnick

Stars:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult

 Written by Michael Mitnick (The Giver), the film will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), with Basil Iwanyk (Wind River, Hotel Mumbai), Timur Bekmanbetov, and Harvey Weinstein producing, and Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland executive producing.

THE CURRENT WAR marks the third collaboration this year for TWC and Basil Iwanyk. Other projects in production include Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer and Wind River with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.

TWC Co-Chairman, Harvey Weinstein commented: “Edison and Westinghouse’s rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity. Theirs was a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley. We’re thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere.”

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The Establishing Shot: FIRST LOOK AT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IN ALFONSO GOMEZ-REJON'S THE CURRENT WAR - NOW SHOOTING IN LONDON - ON OUR RADAR

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