See the electric casting in ‘The Current War’ Trailer

There is always a battle of which product will win out. VHS vs Betamax, HDDVD vs Blu-ray Mac vs PC, the list goes on. In the 1880s there was a war of AC vs DC, and there were some big names attached to the battle.

There was a battle to literally bring power to the people in what would shape the electricity that we still use today. Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and invented the DC current system while George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) invented AC current. Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) promised Westinghouse that he could develop and beat the great Edison, and the war was on.

This film had some trouble with being released, originally it was a Weinstein film and got shelved back in 2017, but I am happy it found a home and we can finally see this hopefully masterclass of acting.


‘The Current Wars’ releases on October 4, 2019.