Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, 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. The Current War also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.
RUN TIME: 105 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Award Season
DIRECTOR(s): Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
PRODUCER(s): Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk, Harvey Weinstein
SCREENWRITER(s): Michael Mitnick
KEY CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon garnered two Emmy nominations for his work as director and co-executive producer on American Horror Story: Coven. He had previously directed episodes on American Horror Story’s first four seasons, in addition to the first four seasons of Glee. His feature Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, was the 2015 Sundance Film Festival winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.