With Oscar season on the horizon, it is expected that many historical dramas will release during the Fall/Winter season of 2019. This time, we get a biopic on the man who discovered electricity-Thomas Edison- and his battle with those who try to take advantage of this discovery. The Oscar-nominated actor and lead of Marvel’s Doctor Strange will be portraying the iconic scientist in a new upcoming film from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon titled The Current War. The film has just received its first official trailer.
The trailer showcases a brief outline of The Current War‘s plot, showcasing a rivalry between Edison and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) with his partner, Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult). Tesla and Westinghouse have stated they have a superior idea for outputting electricity across the USA and Edison is determined to outdo what they’re planning in this feud between genius minds.
The trailer is filled with various impressive shots and talented actors acting against one another in a story about one of the greatest corporate feuds in history. The Current War premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. While it was met with mixed reception, the big cast and status as a major historical drama will certainly give this film some recognition this when it debuts in the United States.
The Current War is expected for release on October 4, 2019. Watch the full trailer below:
Full Trailer Below: