The Current War

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2016-2017 | Drama, Period | Great Britain, Russia, USA

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting18/12/2016
    End of shooting27/02/2017
    LocationsUK

    Project data

    Length of movie105 Min.

    Trailers/Videos

    Brief synopsis

    Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) knew he was a genius - and he made sure everyone else knew it, too. In 1879, he and his team conducted the first successful light bulb tests, declaring an end to night as people knew it. But the broad distribution of electricity posed a daunting challenge. Edison was convinced that direct current was the superior system, but entrepreneur George Westinghouse (Shannon), Edison's less flamboyant competitor, had a different idea.
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    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Benedict CumberbatchThomas Edison [L]
    Michael ShannonGeorge Westinghouse [L]
    Katherine WaterstonMarguerite Westinghouse [SR]
    Tom HollandSamuel Insull [SR]
    Nicholas HoultNikola Tesla [SR]
    Matthew MacfadyenJ.P. Morgan [SR]
    Tuppence MiddletonMary Edison [SR]
    Benjamin SchnauGeorge Westinghouse's secretary [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyChung-hoon Chung
    Casting directorTheo Park
    Casting directorEllen Lewis
    DirectorAlfonso Gomez-Rejon
    EditorDavid Trachtenberg
    ProducerTimur Bekmambetov
    ProducerBasil Iwanyk
    Co-producerJayne Sullivan
    Production designerJan Roelfs
    Art directorDavid Doran
    ScreenwriterMichael Mitnick
    Production sound mixerChris Munro

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Concorde Filmverleih [de]
    Leonine Distribution GmbH [de]Germany

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Alfonso Gomez-Rejon2017TIFF Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Special PresentationNominated

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 23/07/2020