‘The Current War’ Trailer: Cumberbatch-Shannon Biopic Comes to Theaters After Weinstein Drama

‘The Current War’ Trailer: Cumberbatch-Shannon Biopic Comes to Theaters After Weinstein Drama
Nearly two years after a disastrous premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s “The Current War” is preparing for a theatrical release, and the Benedict Cumberbatch- and Michael Shannon-starring electricity drama has a trailer to prove it. Entertainment Weekly has debuted a fresh look at the film, which was saved back in April by the newly-formed distributor 101 Studios.

101 Studios reportedly paid around $3 million for “The Current War,” which stars Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Shannon as George Westinghouse and follows the two legendary inventors as they race to complete their dueling revolutionary electrical systems.

The Current War” was originally a Weinstein Company property, and premiered at Tiff in 2017, just weeks before a wave of sexual harassment and abuse accusations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein derailed the company. Like a number of other TWC productions, including recent hit “The Upside,” Gomez-Rejon’s film was in a state of limbo for months.
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