It’s Electric: Benedict Cumberbatch As Thomas Edison

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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:

https://twitter.com/Anythingbatch/status/822932101414715394

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Veronica Webb is a self professed comic book nerd, with a strong focus on Archie and Golden Age comics. She also enjoys Disney World more than the average person, and bad movies. Speed Racer is one of her favorite movies. Seriously.