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The Current War

With magnificent performances from an outstanding British ensemble cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Tuppence Middleton, Katherine Waterson, Matthew Mcfadyen and Nicholas Hoult, this intriguing biopic depicts the dramatic story of the race between two electricity pioneers. Stylised and visually rich, the film is co-produced by UK companies Location HQ and BGI Supplies.





In the late 19th century, Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) astounds the world by illuminating a section of Manhattan via electrical light. Simultaneously, George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) - whose business had until then been based on gas - challenges him with a rival electrical system.