First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in THE CURRENT WAR

Even though we haven't seen a trailer yet, The Current War is high on my list of anticipated movies because of the incredibly talented people involved in the movie and the fact that it's a story that hasn't been told very often on screen. The movie covers the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse as they battled to see who would win in the war of electricity in the late 1800s, with Edison championing direct current (DC) and Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla backing alternating current (AC).

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Edison, Michael Shannon plays Westinghouse, Nicholas Hoult plays Tesla, and the film co-stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, and Tuppence Middleton, and it's directed by Me and Earl and The Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The film doesn't have a release date yet, but is expected to hit theaters sometime this year. ComingSoon points us to the first official photo of Cumberbatch as Edison, and while it's a little dark and not necessarily revealing about any further plot details beyond what we already knew, it still has me intrigued to see the final cut.

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