Benedict Cumberbatch to film in London
The feature explores the race to equip the US with electricity as Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (played by Michael Channon) battled to become the first to get their particular types of power supply approved for the masses at the end of the nineteenth century.
Timur Bekmambetov of Bazelevs Production is producing alongside Garret Basch, Steve Zaillian (Film Rites), Basil Iwanyk and The Weinstein Company.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directs from a screenplay by Michael Mitnick.
For filming schedule and key hires including line producer, production designer, production manager, location manager and casting director, log into Production Intelligence.
Benedict Cumberbatch photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Matthew Eisman.
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