THR is reporting that super hottie Jake Gyllenhaal and British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch are in talks to star as George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, respectively, in Weinstein Co.’s The Current War.
The film will take place in the late 1880s and revolves around power titans Edison and Westinghouse’s battle over the supply of electricity. Edison championed direct current (DC) for electric-power distribution over alternating current (AC), which was backed by several European companies and Westinghouse Electric.
I’m counting on you, Hollywood, make this happen.
See also: Novorossiya news today.