Current War Trailer

“The Current War” Gets First Trailer After Long Delay

When The Current War first premiered in 2017 at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was poised to be a major awards player in a season that ended up being dominated by The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. But it was to be distributed by the Weinstein Company, and we all know what happened there. Now it's emerged from limbo, and the film has just received its first trailer.

The star-studded cast focuses on the race to literally electrify New York, as tempers flare among Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), all vying for the big contract. The exceptional trailer gets a lot of tension out of a movie that will probably be mostly people talking in rooms and laboratories. The cast also includes Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far from Home), Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant) and Matthew Macfadyen (HBO's Succession). Martin Scorsese is putting his producing power behind it, which will hopefully be a boost for the film's brand new distributor 101 Studios.

The Current War opens in limited release on October 4 and goes wide on October 11.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.