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Benedict Cumberbatch received an Oscar nomination for playing Alan Turing in 2014’s The Imitation Game, so it makes perfect sense that he’s seek out another movie with an awards-friendly premise where he gets to play a fascinating historical figure. The Current War gives him one hell of a role: Thomas Edison, the prolific American inventor and […]
- Jacob Hall
Benedict Cumberbatch generated his fair share of sparks as the titular medic-turned-mystical-arts-master in 2016 smash Doctor Strange. Now, he’s channeling electricity of a different sort. The Oscar nominee is playing Thomas Edison in The Weinstein Co’s The Current War which is currently filming. Check out the first-look pic of Cumberbatch as the Wizard of Menlo Park, above. The late-1880s-set Current War sees Cumberbatch’s Edison face off with Michael Shannon's George… »
Despite the movie not having a trailer yet, one can’t help but be fascinated at the upcoming film The Current War which will feature Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison. The film centers on a heated rivalry in the 1800s between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. As you can imagine, the rivalry centered on the race to electricity. At the time, Edison was 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
- Nat Berman
Benedict Cumberbatch seems like he has a personal goal of playing every famous smart guy in history in movies. He’s played Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, and was nominated for an Oscar in the acclaimed The Imitation Game. Now, he will be going even further back in time as Thomas Edison in The Current War, and you can see him in his fancy 19th century garb in the first image below! Doesn’t he... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
The Weinstein Company has released the first photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as inventor Thomas Edison in the new film The Current War. The studio has not issued a release date for The Current War at this time, but production started last month on this movie. Here's what Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, said in a statement about the film when production got under way.
"Edison and Westinghouse's rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity. Theirs was a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self-made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley. We're thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere."
Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use »
With Sherlock all but confirmed to be over, it’s time for Benedict Cumberbatch to push full steam ahead with his film career. The actor is quickly becoming one of the hottest talents in Hollywood and thanks to a stunning Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Doctor Strange, he’s well on his way to becoming a household name, too. Next up for him are two big, but very different projects, though each of them revolve around a war of sorts.
Of course, we’re talking about Avengers: Infinity War and The Current War. It’s the latter which is now in production, and keeping the actor from shooting his scenes in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster. Though Joe and Anthony Russo’s superhero extravaganza is set to head in front of cameras next week, Cumberbatch’s commitments to The Current War mean that the filmmakers will be using a stand-in for him, »
- Mark Cassidy
Having already played the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Alan Turing and Smaug, Benedict Cumberbatch will next star as Thomas Edison in “The Current War.” Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland and Nicholas Hoult will also appear in the upcoming biopic from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), which just released a first-look image of Cumberbatch.
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Here’s the synopsis: “Set in the late 1880s, ‘The Current War’ details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.” Shannon will play Westinghouse, with Hoult taking on the role of Nikolai Tesla.
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- Michael Nordine
The 40-year-old actor stars as Thomas Edison in the upcoming Weinstein Company film, which focuses on the rivalry between Edison and George Westinghouse as the two race to "create a marketable and sustainable electricity system" in 19th century America.
Michael Shannon takes on the part of Westinghouse, while Nicolas Hoult will be playing Nikola Tesla. Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfayden and Tuppence Middleton have roles in the Alfonso Gomez Rejob-directed film as well.
See the first image below:
The Weinstein Company
The Current War marks a return to biopics for Cumberbatch, who won an Academy Award nomination for his role as Alan Turing in 2014's The Imitation Game. Basil Iwanyk, Timur Bekmambetov and Harvey Weinstein are producing the film, while Cumberbatch »
Benedict Cumberbatch may play the inventor of the lightbulb in the upcoming historic drama “The Current War,” but the first image of him from the film is decidedly dark. The Weinstein Company provided a sneak peek at the Oscar-nominated British actor as Thomas Edison in director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s upcoming movie, which is set in the late 1880s. The film tracks Edison’s rivalry with George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) to build a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Also Read: 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Current War' The Weinstein Company Edison championed the use of »
- Thom Geier
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company, we have our very first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in the upcoming drama The Current War, which is currently shooting in London and surrounding areas.
Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Dr. Strange) stars as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon’s (Waco, Nocturnal Animals) George Westinghouse. Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Inherent Vice), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (‘Ripper Street’, Anna Karenina) and Tuppence Middleton (‘War & Peace’, The Imitation Game) also star with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mad Max: Fury Road) set to play Nikola Tesla.
- Paul Heath
Author: Zehra Phelan
The streets of London and its surrounding areas are currently playing host to the filming of the Thomas Edison drama, The Current War, which details the race between Edison and George Westinghouse to deliver the first marketable and sustainable electricity system.
In the electric chair as Thomas Edison is Doctor Strange (and Sherlock) actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, the subject of the very first look image to emerge from the studio behind the film, The Weinstein Company. Cumberbatch and his very stiff upper lip, seems to embody the very image of what we expect from a gentleman in the late 1800’s, in his dapper clothing to his trademark solemn look.
Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the only impressive name on the cast list, he is also joined by Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) as George Westinghouse. Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, »
- Zehra Phelan
With filming on The Current War well underway in London, The Weinstein Company has released the first image from the highly-anticipated drama featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as legendary American inventor Thomas Edison.
Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.
“Edison and Westinghouse’s rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity,” said Harvey Weinstein. “Theirs was a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley. We’re thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere.”
In addition to Cumberbatch, The Current War »
- Gary Collinson
One of the most seminal aspects of any great industry or art form is the lasting impact the products or art have on the population at large. It is hard to believe that over a hundred years ago, the idea of blockbuster horror films was nothing short of lunacy. When Thomas Edison fully funded the first commercially-released horror film in 1910 (though the first horror film to be made was Georges Melies’ Le Manoir Du Diable in 1896), he would not realize that this magnificent piece of the silent era would be a commercial failure. Even in its infancy, the motion picture industry would release many major films in the United States in 1910, including movies that would come to shape how the industry would...
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It took some time (about a month), but the team is back together.
All that was required was a Lifeboat trip back to 1893, during a seminal event in American history on Timeless Season 1 Episode 11.
A frustrated Flynn abducted Lucy back on Timeless Season 1 Episode 10, after she thwarted his attempt to kill young John Rittenhouse, in order to stop the organization literally in its infancy.
Apparently, Flynn had forgotten about the only rule set in stone on this series: No going back where you've already been.
He stupidly goes back for another stab at killing the young Rittenhouse, but (surprise) history has changed and he can't get anywhere near him.
So the only thing that's protected Lucy and her team so far is that Flynn is convinced that they're meant to work together someday. But now he's started to doubt what's written in her journal.
Maybe we're not meant to be a team after all, »
- Dale McGarrigle
Marvel Studios is gearing up to go into production on its hugely-ambitious Avengers: Infinity War, bringing together the majority of the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
One of the newcomers to the Avengers roster will be Doctor Strange, and if a new rumour from The Daily Mail is to be believed, Marvel will be employing some movie magic to insert Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme into the superhero epic.
It seems that scheduling difficulties will prevent Cumberbatch from shooting the film alongside the rest of the cast, given that he is currently in London shooting The Current War, which sees him starring as Thomas Edison. Instead, Marvel has reportedly hired Aaron Lazar (The Wolf of Wall Street) to serve as a stand-in on set, with Cumberbatch then reshooting all close-ups and recording his dialogue after the rest of the cast have wrapped. »
- Gary Collinson
Given the expansive list of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s undoubtedly a huge nightmare for the producers to align all the schedules for their A-list cast for their standalone pictures. We can only imagine how much more difficult it is for a film like Avengers: Infinity War, which will, as far as we know, bring together pretty much every superhero under the sun introduced in this world thus far. This includes the more recent addition to this world, Doctor Strange, who was portrayed by British thespian Benedict Cumberbatch in the recent standalone film of the same name. While Cumberbatch is set to appear in multiple films in the future, including in Infinity War, it sounds as though his appearance may not be as extensive as one would think.
According to a recent report from Page Six, Cumberbatch’s body double, Aaron Lazar is in Georgia right now, »
- Joseph Medina
If you cast your mind back a year or two ago, you’ll probably remember that the name Doctor Strange didn’t mean much to you. Unless you were a longtime Marvel Comics fan, you may not have even heard of the Sorcerer Supreme. It was really only once the promotional campaign for his cinematic solo outing began that the general public became familiar with him. Though he was never an A-list character like Iron Man or Captain America, Marvel did a great job of marketing Strange in the lead-up to his film and turned him into a near-household name.
By all accounts, Doctor Strange was a tremendous hit for the studio, putting the hero on the map and right into the hearts of fans. As such, it’s no surprise that Benedict Cumberbatch will be returning to reprise the role at several points in the future. First up, we »
- Michael Briers
If Avengers: Infinity War ends up feeling slightly disjointed, we'll know why. It's being reported this morning that star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will be reprising his role as Doctor Strange, is getting a stand-in for the early part of the shoot. We're not sure if this is the only actor getting such treatment. But it all makes perfect sense.
Avengers: Infinity War is the most mammoth undertaking Marvel has ever set out to accomplish. And the production will span nearly the entire year of 2017, as the Russo Bros. shoot it with Avengers 4 back-to-back. There are a reported 67 main characters. Doing the math, that's a lot of schedules to juggle. And some of the actors aren't going to be ready when production starts in just a few weeks.
It seems Benedict Cumbernatch won't actually be on hand to film his Doctor Strange scenes for Avengers: Infinity War, and will require a stand-in until he can reshoot his close-ups and record his dialogue at a later date. The Sherlock star is also playing Thomas Edison in The Current War, which is shooting in London at the moment and is expected to overlap with production on Marvel's epic, creating a scheduling conflict. Apparently, Broadway actor Aaron Lazar has been hired as the stand-in. Though it's best to treat this as a rumor for the time being, this report comes from The UK's Daily Mail, who has been on point when it comes to Marvel-related scoops in the past. Assuming it is on the level, does this suggest that Doctor Strange won't have a very big role in Avengers: Infinity War? What do you guys make of this? Drop us a comment below. »
Flynn sets his sights on some high-profile Rittenhouse members when Timeless returns on Monday (NBC, 10/9c)… and if he has his way, Lucy will be bringing them down alongside him.
In this exclusive video, Flynn informs the historian — whom he’s dragged to 1893 against her will — that an important meeting is set to take place the next day between Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan.
“I’m going to kill them all,” he declares, “and you’re going to help me. They’re all a part of Rittenhouse.”
When Lucy protests, »
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