Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon are ready to do the electric slide in The Current War the delayed film about the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. The Current War debuted at the 201
The Current War Trailer
I was one of the few that TIFF 2017 to actually enjoy The Current War . Most of my fellow critics were nonplussed, but I thought the film was perfectly found . Was it great? No. But it was stylish enough to rise above standard biopic stairs. But while I didn't dislike the movie, The Current War s own director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, did. Because the version that was played at TIFF was a Gomez Rejon's opinion, not ready.
"I knew in my heart, and every fiber of my body was saying, it's not ready. I was drowning in notes. That didn't matter to producer Harvey Weinstein, who wanted to take the flick to TIFF anyway. After the lackluster premiere, though, Weinstein vowed to re-edit the film himself. Then everything came crashing down. Allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to the forefront, and effectively brought the movie mogul down. As a result, The Current War was pulled from release, and there was some debate about whether it would ever see the light of day.
But The Current War now has a second life, and Gomez Rejon is much happier with the version that will arrive this year, since he was given the opportunity to recut it to his own liking. "Everything is missing there now, including the right pacing that escalates the tension between these two men," he said. “The heart of the movie is restored.” This trailer is very effective – exciting even.
In The Current War "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. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upgraded 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 kick one of the first and greatest corporate feeds in American history, establishing for the future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. ”
The Current War opens in select theaters on October 4, 2019 and everywhere on October 11, 2019 .
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