Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Current War Pushed Back To 2018

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After the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of the Weinstein Company, were made public; people have been wondering if it will have an influence on the company’s upcoming movies. Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother and co-founder of the company, released a statement that it won’t have any influence on the upcoming movies like Paddington 2 and War with Grandpa.

Deadline, however, has exclusively revealed that The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will be pushed back until 2018.

The upcoming movie about Thomas Edison was supposed to be released next month on November 24. Due to the scandal revolving around the Weinstein Company and its co-founder, it is understandable that they don’t want it to have any influence on how the movie will be perceived by the audience.

The Current War already premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and received mixed reviews. Cumberbatch released a statement about his disgust with Harvey Weinstein’s actions, which you can read here.

The Current War depicts the famous rivalry between Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) of 1879, who both fought to get their electrical systems to the very top and power the modern world.

As the movie won’t be released until sometime next year, we still have the trailer that had been released shortly before the movie’s premiere at TIFF. Due to the trailer, which you can watch below, we already got a good look at what we can expect from the movie.


Anna Hattingen