The Current War: Director's Cut

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  • PG-13
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. read more
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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

Original Release

10/15/2017

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Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch Thomas Edison
Michael Shannon George Westinghouse
Nicholas Hoult Nikola Tesla
Katherine Waterston Marguerite Westinghouse
Tom Holland Samuel Insull
Matthew MacFadyen J.P. Morgan
Tuppence Middleton Mary Edison
Damien Molony Bourke Cockran
Conor MacNeill William Kemmler
Celyn Jones Sherman Quincy
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Directors

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Writers

Michael Mitnick

Creators

Michael Mitnick

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch Thomas Edison
Michael Shannon George Westinghouse
Nicholas Hoult Nikola Tesla
Katherine Waterston Marguerite Westinghouse
Tom Holland Samuel Insull
Matthew MacFadyen J.P. Morgan
Tuppence Middleton Mary Edison
Damien Molony Bourke Cockran
Conor MacNeill William Kemmler
Celyn Jones Sherman Quincy
Oliver Powell Leo
John Schwab Rudolph Young
Robert-Anthony Artlett Lawyer
Jed Aukin Westinghouse Secretary
Joseph Balderrama Horace Kaden
Tom Bell Reverend Vincent
Giacomo Joshua Brunelli WABCO Worker
James Chalmers South Dakota Delegate
James Dearing Reporter (uncredited)
Andy Cockell City Gent

Producers

Adam Ackland Executive Producer
Garrett Basch Executive Producer
Michael Mitnick Executive Producer
Steven Zaillian Executive Producer
Timur Bekmambetov Executive Producer
Basil Iwanyk Executive Producer
Matthew Patnick Executive Producer
Ann Ruark Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Adam Sidman Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Timur Bekmambetov Producer
Basil Iwanyk Producer
Harvey Weinstein Producer
Adam Ackland Producer
Garrett Basch Producer
Michael Mitnick Producer
Matthew Patnick Producer
Steven Zaillian Producer
Ann Ruark Producer
Jayne Sullivan Producer
Georgette Turner Producer

Editors

David Trachtenberg, Justin Krohn

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