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Articles Tagged 'The Current War'


WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Electrifies in ‘The Current War’ Trailer

Sparks fly as rival inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse come face-to-face in the trailer for new film The Current War, released yesterday (September 7). (Okay, okay, we’ll try to reign in the electricity puns from now on.) In this big screen dramatization, these two bright sparks (sorry), played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon respectively, race to develop and […]

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a screening of the Sherlock 2016 Christmas Special at Ham Yard Hotel on December 19, 2016 in London, England.

First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in ‘The Current War’

The invention of an electrical system may not seem at first glance like a story worthy of celluloid treatment, but last year it was the subject of not one but two movies in development. It now looks like one of them has won the race to the silver screen: Entertainment Weekly reports The Current War started filming this month, with […]

Nicholas Hoult poses on July 14, 2016 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy.

Nicholas Hoult to Portray Nikola Tesla in ‘The Current War’

Last week we told you about The Current War, a new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as electricity pioneers Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse respectively, and a few people wondered in the comments if Nikola Tesla will also feature. Tesla was the maverick engineer and inventor whose huge contribution to the development of electricity has […]