Right on time for its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in just a few weeks, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War is about to get its first trailer courtesy of The Weinstein Company, who are debuting it this week in front of Tulip Fever. It’s been sent out to North American cinemas by Deluxe Digital, and we expect it online in the coming days – so stay tuned!
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.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland, The Current War is released on November 24 in the U.S., with the UK to follow on January 5.