The Weinstein Company has announced that principal photography on The Current War began on December 18, 2016 in London and the surrounding areas.
The film is set in the late 1880s and details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in their race to create a sustainable electricity system. Edison backed a direct current for electric power distribution while Westinghouse Electric was behind an alternating current.
“Edison and Westinghouse’s rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity,” Harvey Weinstein said in a press release. “Theirs was a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley. We’re thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere.”
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse. Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, and Nicholas Hoult also star.
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