As reported by The Hollywood Reporter , Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch are in talks to get the lead roles in The Current War ( War of currents *). By the way, the first information that Cumberbatch may take part in the work on the project appeared back in May.|
Also at the negotiation stage is Alfonso Gomez-Reyon ("Me, Earl and the Dying Girl"), who claims to be the director's chair of the tape. The script for the film by Michael Mitnick ("The Initiate") in 2011 was included in the "Black List" of the most promising unrealized ideas in Hollywood.
The action of the picture will unfold in the late 80s of the XIX century, and in the center of events will be the famous inventor Thomas A. Edison and industrial engineer George Westinghouse, who staged the so-called "War of currents" - a patent fight for the use of constant and alternating current. Gyllenhaal claims to be Westinghouse , while Cumberbatch could play his rival - Edison .
Gyllenhaal is available to watch today in Everest, and Jake is heading to the set of Tom Ford's new film, Animals of the Night, this fall. Benedict Cumberbatch will appear on screens in the company of Johnny Depp in the film Black Mass in October, and the actor's future projects include the blockbuster Doctor Strange and the drama The Yellow Birds.
* -preliminary translation.
The Topic of Article: Gyllenhaal and Cumberbatch want to start a war of currents.