And the wait is finally over! The trailer of the much-anticipated film 'The Current War' based on the historic tiff among the greatest inventors of the industrial age - Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nikola Tesla has finally surfaced on the internet. The trailer starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Edison, Nicholas Hoult as Tesla and Michael Shannon as Westinghouse looks absolutely spectacular.
'The Current War' gives a glimpse into the dramatic 19th century battle over electricity as the three masterminds engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the future. The film also stars 'Spider-Man Far From Home' actor Tom Holland who can be seen essaying the role of Samuel Insull, an innovator, and investor who greatly contributed to creating an integrated electrical infrastructure in the United States.
Sharing the video on Twitter, the official handle of the film stated, "Edison. Westinghouse. Tesla. A rivalry that lit up the world. Watch the new trailer for THE CURRENT WAR - only in theaters this October. #CurrentWarMovie"
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Fans have been intrigued as the trailer finally dropped. They have taken to social media platforms to praise the upcoming venture. They have also praised the stellar star-cast of the historical drama.
Here's how they have reacted to the post:
Based on the historical event that came to be known as 'war of the currents', the film reportedly focuses on the journey of Thomas Edison as he tries to use his DC technology to introduce light to Manhattan. As per media reports, the film shows how Edison's initial efforts were obstructed by businessman George Westinghouse, who was in a position of power and his business partner Nikola Tesla who comes up with his own AC electrical current.
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 'The Current War' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017, and now is all set for a theatrical release on October 4, 2019.
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