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

Benedict Cumberbatch

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry 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.

Today, The Weinstein Company revealed the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse. Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton also star with Nicholas Hoult set to play Nikola Tesla.