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The Current War rating-12a

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The Current War stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the great American inventor Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as his rival, revered entrepreneur, George Westinghouse. Fuelled by the intense rivalry between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse,The Current War tells the dramatic story of the late 19th century race to light up America and power the world. Rounding out the cast are Nicholas Hoult as the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, Katherine Waterston as Westinghouse's outspoken wife Marguerite, Tom Holland as Edison's confident young secretary Samuel Insull, Matthew Macfadyen as the famous financier and banker J.P. Morgan, and Tuppence Middleton as Edison's supportive wife Mary.


Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

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  • Duration: 108 mins
  • Rating: rating-12a
  • Price: £7 (Students/Children £5)

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