Benedict Cumberbatch has taken on a variety of roles throughout his career including; Sherlock Holmes, Alan Turning and even the Sorcerer Supreme within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Doctor Strange but his latest role will be yet another transformation. Cumberbatch is playing Thomas Edison in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War.
The first image of Cumberbatch as Edison has been released. It appears that Cumberbatch has once again transformed himself into a historical figure.
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The Current War also stars Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton and Nicholas Holt. The Weinstein Company is producing.
Set in the late 1880s, THE CURRENT WAR details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.
Source: The Weinstein Company