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The Current War (2017)

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The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

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Michael Mitnick
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Credited cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Thomas Edison
Tom Holland ... Samuel Insull
Katherine Waterston ... Marguerite Westinghouse
Michael Shannon ... George Westinghouse
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Older Dash
Nicholas Hoult ... Nikola Tesla
Matthew Macfadyen ... J.P. Morgan
Tuppence Middleton ... Mary Edison
Amy Marston ... Annabelle Worthington
Damien Molony ... Bourke Cockran
Tom Sweet ... Boy
Steve Carroll ... Cinema Goer
Iain McKee
Celyn Jones ... Sherman Quincy
Colin Stinton ... Daniel Burnham
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Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, THE CURRENT WAR is 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. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and written by playwright Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of our Parents), THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing/violent images, and thematic elements
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English

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15 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Batalha das Correntes See more »

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Jake Gyllenhaal was originally cast alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, however, Gyllenhaal dropped out and Michael Shannon was brought as a replacement. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

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