The Current War Production Begins With Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston

Posted: Dec 17 2016, 12:08pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 20 2016, 9:08pm CST, in News | Latest Movie News

 

The Current War Production Begins with Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston
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  • The Production for Star Studded The Current War Begins
 

The production for the star-studded movie The Current War has been announced and is scheduled to start.

No, it is not a war movie. It might be assumed so since there are a lot of wars going on in the world. The Current War is a story of the older times and the ‘Current’ in the title is a reference to the electric current that provides the electricity at our homes.

The movie is based on the rivalry between between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.

Set in the late 1880’s, the Weinstein Films is excited about the project which they expressed as the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity, a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self-made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley.

The said that they were thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere. The movie was announced to start the production on December, 18th of this year. The shooting for the movie will take place in London and surrounding areas, according to ComingSoon.

The movie boasts a star-studded cast which is incidentally a cast who have played key roles is superhero franchises. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) will be playing the role of Thomas Edison while Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Man of Steel) will play George Westinghouse.

Other characters include Katherine Waterston as Marguerite Erskine, Tom Holland as Samuel Insull and Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla. Also in the cast are Tuppence Middleton, Matthew McFadyen and Sienna Miller who has not been yet confirmed.

Written by Michael Mitnick, the film will be directed by Alfonso Gomez with Basil Iwanyk, Timur Bekmanbetov, and Harvey Weinstein producing, and Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland executive producing.

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