44 %
33 % Rotten
$ 1 Million

The Current War is a 2017 English-language Biography Drama movie written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Alfonso Gomez-rejon and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Harvey Weinstein under the banner of Bazelevs Company in collaboration with Film Rites and Thunder Road Pictures. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, THE CURRENT WAR is 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 n fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and written by playwright Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of our Parents), THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton. The current war features Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen and Simon Lowe. The music was composed by Saunder Jurriaans along with Dustin O'halloran and Hauschka. Cinematography was done by Chung-hoon Chung and editing by David Trachtenberg and Justin Krohn. The movie has a running time of 107 minutes. It was released on 17th October 2019. The Current War was made on a budget of $30 million and at the box office it grossed only $11 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by 101 Studios.

Certificate U (INDIA)
Release Date 17 OCT 2019
Run Time 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES
Budget $ 30 MILLION

English, Spanish


Biography , Drama , History

Cast & Crew

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  • Alfonso Gomez Rejon
    ( Director )