DIRECTED BY Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner & Emmy-Award® nominee ALFONSO GOMEZ-REJON (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) PRODUCED BY TIMUR BEKMAMBETOV (WANTED) & BASIL IWANYK (A STAR IS BORN) STARRING Academy-Award® Nominee BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE IMITATION GAME) Academy-Award® Nominee MICHAEL SHANNON (THE SHAPE OF WATER, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS) BAFTA Nominee NICHOLAS HOULT (TOLKIEN, THE FAVOURITE), KATHERINE WATERSTON (FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, INHERENT VICE), BAFTA Winner TOM HOLLAND (SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, THE LOST CITY OF Z), BAFTA Winner MATTHEW MACFADYEN (RIPPER STREET, ANNA KARENINA), TUPPENCE MIDDLETON (FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS, THE IMITATION GAME) Entertainment Film Distributors are delighted to announce that THE CURRENT WAR, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the great American inventor Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as his rival, revered entrepreneur, George Westinghouse, will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 26h July. 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. THE CURRENT WAR is produced by Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) for Bazelevs Production and Basil Iwanyk (A STAR IS BORN) for Thunder Road Pictures. The films executive producers include Martin Scorsese (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE DEPARTED) and Steve Zaillian
(SCHINDLER’S LIST, MONEYBALL).