Finally – after debuting theatrically a week ago, The Weinstein Company (via WIRED) have officially released the trailer for The Current War online: just in time for the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend. Watch it below:
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, 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.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland, The Current War is released on November 24 in the U.S., with the UK to follow on January 5.