WHO’S IN IT?
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Michael Shannon (Midnight Special), Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien), Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Simon Manyonda (In Fabric), Tuppence Middleton (Fisherman’s Friends), Matthew Macfayden (Frost/Nixon), Conor MacNeill (Love & Friendship), Damien Molony (Kill Your Friends), John Schwab (The Fifth Estate)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), director; Michael Mitnick (The Giver), writer; Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Basil Iwanyk (Sicario) and Harvey Weinstein (Shakespeare in Love), producers; Danny Bensi (Boy Erased), Hauschka (Lion), Saunder Jurriaans (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and Dustin O’Halloran (Now Is Good), composers; Chung-hoon Chung (It), cinematographer; Justin Krohn (Puerto Ricans in Paris) and David Trachtenberg (Casa De Mi Padre), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Inventor Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) takes the world by storm with his dazzling new ideas for cheap, afforable electricity. However, rival inventor George Westinghouse (Shannon) spots flaws in Edison’s designs, and sets out to develop his own form of electricity that could outperform even Edison’s. This sparks a war of currents between the two inventors, as both risk everything to come out on top as the sole provider of electricity that will power the new century…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon lead an impressive cast as inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, in this long-delayed historical drama that the disgraced Harvey Weinstein was working on before his long-overdue downfall.