Today it is impossible to imagine our life without electricity, but once it was considered a real innovation and even gave rise to wars. So, at the end of the 19th century, the world-famous confrontation of great minds began, which later became known as the "War of currents". And judging by the dubbed trailer released to the public, the film of the same name will be a very exciting summary of this feud that lasted right up to 2007. The biographical drama War of the Currents was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, known to fans of auteur cinema for the light comedy I, Earl and the Dying Girl, which was featured at the Sundance Festival.|
In the new project, Alfonso had to work with a whole company of star actors. The self-confident, arrogant, constantly demonstrating his chosenness Thomas A. Edison, whom we know as the inventor of the light bulb, appeared Benedict Cumberbatch, his opponent George Westinghouse was played by Michael Shannon, and they were accompanied by Nicholas Holt, Tom Holland, Catherine Waterston and Tuppence Middleton. .
The plot of the painting will focus on the epic confrontation that unfolded in the US market at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Edison angrily argued for direct current, and Westinghouse argued that alternating is much more promising. Both sought various arguments, enlisted the support of the allies, used a variety of methods of fighting the enemy, but did not retreat from their positions even a step. And only one of them was destined to illuminate the path of humanity ...
War of the Currents
According to Benedict Cumberbatch, Edison could go down in history as a great entrepreneur, someone like Bill Gates, but the zeal with which he went to victory changed his personality not for the better and forever deprived him of the opportunity to become famous honestly. It is curious that while passions flared up on the screen, and elegant gentlemen threw mud at each other, a friendly collaboration was working behind the scenes - the co-producers of the project, which is already predicted to have a successful race in the Oscar race, were the USA film maker Timur Bekmambetov, and before the recent scandal, one of the most influential people in the US film industry Harvey Weinstein.
The USA premiere of War of Currents is set for February 22, 2018.
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