First Image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War


Now Sherlock is over, it’s time to look elsewhere for our Cumberbatch fix. Well, we’re in luck, as Benedict is now working on his latest film, The Current War, a biopic about famed inventor Thomas Edison. The first image of the actor in character has been released (see above).

Here’s the official synopsis too:

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 features alongside an all-star cast including Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Katherine Waterson (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse). It is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me, Earl and the Dying Girl). A release date has yet to be set.


Are you excited for this movie? Let us know in the comments!


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