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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Thomas Edison In "The Current War" And I'm Shook TBH

It looks ~lit~.

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So, we just got our first trailer for The Current War.

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The film is set around the infamous rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse as they raced to see who could create the most marketable electric system.

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And, FR, the whole trailer plays out like a fucking Mayweather vs McGregor ad. Like, it's amazing.

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*chanting* fight, fight, FIGHT.

So we have Benedict Cumberbatch as ~electricity daddy~ Thomas Edison.

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And he's also apparently the inventor of sass.

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But, as Edison notes in the trailer, there's a "vulture in every venture" and his hard work is quickly threatened.

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Cue the comically talented Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse.

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Westinghouse is looking to modernize his own company, so he comes for Edison's brand.

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The two duke it out via lawsuits and smear campaigns and OH, THE SHADE OF IT ALL.

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But the best part of the entire trailer is, easily, when you hear a voice building up someone "with an understanding of electric matters unlike ANYONE."

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And it's FUCKING NIKOLA TESLA.

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Portrayed here by Nicolas Hoult.

Actual footage of me seeing that clip:

Anyway the rest is, quite literally, history.

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Let the The Current War ~light up your life~ Nov 24, 2017.

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