New Trailer for Gomez-Rejon's 'The Current War' Opening in October

June 25, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Current War Trailer

"This is a battle of the brightest minds in America." 101 Studios has debuted a brand new official trailer for The Current War, a film which has been delayed for release for a few years. This originally premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, but got caught up in the Weinstein debacle as one of TWC's releases. With more time following dismal reviews at TIFF, the film has been re-edited and tweaked, ready to be presented again this fall. From Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, comes this dramatic thriller about the early days of electricity and light bulbs, and the major business-vs-innovation battle of wits. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla, also joined by Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Damien Molony, and Matthew Macfadyen. It looks way better - bold and thrilling. I'm in.

Here's the newest official trailer (+ poster) for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, from YouTube:

The Current War Movie

The Current War Poster

The epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. The Current War is directed by up-and-coming American filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, of the two films Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Town That Dreaded Sundown previously, as well as episodes of "American Horror Story". The screenplay is by Michael Mitnick. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017, and also played at the Austin & Napa Valley Film Festivals that year. After being delayed as a release from The Weinstein Company, the film was sold to 101 Studios. They will release Gomez-Rejon's The Current War in select US theaters starting October 25th, 2019 soon this fall.

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Well, the power of business can go either way. So, Nicholas Hoult as Tesla. Ok, the whole thing does look mildly boring, but let's see how that works ...

shiboleth on Jun 25, 2019


One would think that this story and the characters/people involved would be an interesting one to tell, but I found the trailer and all of them quite boring. I like Hoult, but tired of Shannon a long time ago. I realize Cumberbatch to be with talent, but I find him boring to watch. As far as the director who worked on American Horror Story I can't generate any interest in him because I hated that show and found it stupid and unwatchable. Oh well...a pass for me on this one.

thespiritbo on Jun 25, 2019


Poster is ASS (everyone looks glossy and oily), but it(trailer) looks pretty good.

DAVIDPD on Jun 25, 2019


great cast. i definitely want to see this.

dan on Jun 25, 2019


Shannon makes a great Westinghouse. Will keep my hopes low and maybe enjoy this one.

Electronic Eric on Jun 26, 2019

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