The Current War finally has a release date

After languishing on a shelf somewhere for almost 18 months Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Current War finally has a confirmed release date – and a trailer.

The film got caught up in the #MeToo scandal as it originally counted Harvey Weinstein among its producers. The decision was taken to pull it from the release schedule back in 2017.

But, it finally has a definite UK release date: 26th July.

The Current War stars Benedict Cumberbatch as inventor Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as his rival, revered entrepreneur, George Westinghouse. 

The story follows the late 19th century race to light up America and power the world. Rounding out the cast are Nicholas Hoult as 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.

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