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Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2017

‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch stars in first ‘The Current War’ photo

The Weinstein Company has released the first image from the highly-anticipated drama featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as legendary American inventor Thomas Edison. The Current War is filming in London

“Edison and Westinghouse’s rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity,” said Harvey Weinstein. “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.”

Check out the pic at the bottom.

Synopsis: Set in the late 1880s, THE CURRENT WAR details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.

Cumberbatch stars with Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals) as George Westinghouse alongside, Katherine Waterston (Alien Covenant, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tom Holland (Spider-Man; Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War), Matthew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina), Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Nikola Tesla.

Alfosno Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will be directing.

The is no official release date yet, but it’s presumed that it will arrive in the fall, in time for Oscar considerations.

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