Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writer: Michael Mitnick
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon
Released: March 19, 2020
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 102 minutes
Story: 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.
Benedict Cumberbatch Thomas Alva Edison
Oliver Powell Leo
Katherine Waterston Marguerite Westinghouse
Nancy Crane Gladys
Liza Ross Beti
Tim Steed Mr. Manesberg
Michael Shannon George Westinghouse
David Morley Hale Mr. Worthington
Amy Marston Mrs. Worthington
Robert Jezek Mr. Faulk
Abigail Johns Emily Faulk
Tom Bell Reverend Vincent
Giles Terera Elijah McCoy
Samuel Dutton Mr. Burton
Stanley Townsend Franklin Pope