The Current War: Director's Cut
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- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Oliver Powell
- Katherine Waterston
- Nancy Crane
- Liza Ross
- Tim Steed
- Michael Shannon
- David Morley Hale
- Amy Marston
- Robert Jezek
Did You Know?
- Jake Gyllenhaal was originally cast alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, however, Gyllenhaal dropped out and Michael Shannon was brought as a replacement.
- The film is set in a time period spanning the 1880s and 1890s. Maps shown in the film show the states of Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona, which didn't become a state until between 1896 and 1912.
- Samuel Insull: So, what's your trade?
- Nikola Tesla: I fix problems for idiots.
Atom User Reviews
confusing, could have been better if things were explained better
Great cast, but post-production seemed to have cut out like 10 years of history 😂 (1890-1900)
The director’s cut of The Current War moves at a faster pace than the original, the characters are better fleshed out, and the drama is more focused where it needs to be. The new cut has elevated the film from mediocre to interesting.
The Current War is a fascinating story, badly told.
It speaks the language of climbers everywhere, but in the process reduces its very real historical innovators to two peevish regional managers in a sniping session, a dry duel set in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.