Watch the trailer for 'The Current War,' starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a devious Thomas Edison

The current warThe Weinstein CompanyBenedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in ‘The Current War.’

“The Current War” trailer, released Thursday, provides a glance into the heated battle between famed inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse close to a hundred years ago.

Oscar-winner Benedict Cumberbatch plays Edison as he prepares to flood New York City with electricity, and Michael Shannon plays Westinghouse, working with Nikola Tesla (played by Nicholas Hoult) who possesses the gas powered alternating current technology.

Cumberbatch plays a cunning and devious Edison, working overtime to slander Westinghouse’s reputation.

The trailer explores the tempestuous relationship between the two inventors,¬†as they try to poke holes in their respective inventions, and showcases¬†the chaotic fight to see which technology would power America — gas or electric.

“The Current War” hits theatres November 24, and you can watch the trailer for “The Current War” here:

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