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THE CURRENT WAR (2017): Shooting To Start On Historical Drama

Nikola Tesla Thomas Edison

Filming Set To Begin On The Current War

The Weinstein Company intends to start production on its upcoming film The Current War on December 18th, 2016.

The movie will tell the story of dueling inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse as they struggled to outdo each other and create a viable electricity system. Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Nicholas Hoult will play Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla in the film. It is unknown if the project will also cover Tesla’s now-infamous disagreements and rivalry with Edison:

“Edison and Westinghouse’s rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity,” Harvey Weinstein said. “Theirs was 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. We’re thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere.”

The film’s cast features a veritable who’s who of superhero movies and genre cinema too including Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, The Imitation Game) leading the cast as as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Nocturnal Animals) as George Westinghouse.

Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming Alien: Covenant) also stars in the film along with Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Anna Karenina) and Tuppence Middleton (War & Peace, The Imitation Game).

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