Event DetailsTuesday October 22, 2019 7:00 pm The Landmark at 57 West
New York, NY 10019
This event includes a 30-minute, post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. Mitnick, please do not RSVP unless you can stay through the end of the event.
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. Written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.
Writer: Michael Mitnick
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk
Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese, Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Michael Mitnick, Ann Ruark, Michele Wolkoff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Hoult
Release: October 25, 2019
Distributor: 101 Studios
Run Time: 101 minutes