It’s not just a battle of wits. It’s literally a battle of power, egos and money.
Unbeknownst to Americans today, there was a huge war between the two electricity power players of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse for more than a century ago.
The two entrepreneurs collided in the battle between alternating current versus the direct current. As the two electric giants battle, a third player with Nikola Tesla struggles to be recognized with his lavish lifestyle.
The film The Current War was set to be released in 2017 as an Oscar contender, but quickly shelved after the Harvey Weinstein incident. Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon took the prolonged break as an opportunity to revisit the film for a better cut and reshoots. Now satisfied, Gomez-Rejon found a studio to be released with a better version to be released in theaters this Friday.
The film has an all-star cast with Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton and Katherine Waterston. The film was written by Michael Mitnick (The Giver, Vinyl) and directed by Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).
LRM Online sat down exclusively with Gomez-Rejon to talk about the director’s cut of The Current War. The film is playing nationwide this Friday.
Check out the exclusive interview above.
Source: LRM Online