Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch In “The Current War’

The Weinstein Company has premiered the first trailer for “The Current War,” the upcoming period tale about the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Edison who championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) who backed alternating current.

Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton co-star while Nicholas Hoult also appears as Nikola Tesla. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon helms the film which opens November 24th.