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

02/01/2018

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Cast

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

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Writers

Michael Mitnick

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch Thomas Edison / Thomas Alva Edison
Michael Shannon George Westinghouse
Nicholas Hoult Nikola Tesla
Katherine Waterston Marguerite Westinghouse
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
Giacomo Joshua Brunelli WABCO Worker
James Chalmers South Dakota Delegate / North Dakota Man
James Dearing Reporter
Andy Cockell City Gent
Simon Connolly Sioux City / Man 7 (Sioux City)
Steven I. Dillard

Producers

Adam Ackland Executive Producer
Garrett Basch Executive Producer
Michael Mitnick Executive Producer
Steven Zaillian Executive Producer
Ann Ruark Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Adam Sidman Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Benedict Cumberbatch Executive Producer
David Glasser Executive Producer
David Hutkin Executive Producer
Michele Wolkoff Executive Producer
Bob Yari Executive Producer
Timur Bekmambetov Producer
Basil Iwanyk Producer
Harvey Weinstein Producer
Matthew Patnick Producer
Jayne Sullivan Producer

Editors

David Trachtenberg, Justin Krohn

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