The Current War

Benedict Cumberbatch will star as Thomas Edison opposite Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse.

The movie takes place in the late 1880s and revolves around power titans Edison and Westinghouse’s battle over the supply of electricity. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by several European companies and Westinghouse Electric.

Also in the movie are Tom Holland (Spiderman), Nicholas Hoult as Tesla and Katherine Waterston.

The film’s release has currently been delayed due to the issues surrounding The Weinstein Company