The first image from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s upcoming film The Current War was released this weekend, showing off Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison. I’d say the make-up crew almost nailed the look. The movie will focus on the rivalry between Edison and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) in the late 1880’s, as both try to come up with a sustainable electricity system. Alongside Cumberbatch and Shannon, is Nicholas Hoult as Nikola Tesla, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterson, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.
The Current War doesn’t currently have a release date, but expect it sometime in 2017.
There’s also the following on set photos:
— Ilaria (@hilaryami) January 21, 2017