Eddie Redmayne is set to star in “The Imitation Game” director Morten Tyldum’s “The Last Days Of Night” for Black Bear Pictures.
Graham Moore penned the script about the battle between industrial age titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and their rival plans to electrify America. Redmayne will play famed lawyer Paul Cravath in his first major career-making case, representing Westinghouse whom Edison is suing.
Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Stanford White and other technological titans of the late 19th century are also involved in the story. Shooting begins late January in anticipation of a fall 2017 release.