‘The Current War’ to release in India on Nov 1


"The Current War", starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, will release in India on November 1.

The film, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, is about visionary scientists locked in a battle to light up the world, by pitting Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse as rivals.

Cumberbatch plays Edison and Shannon is Westinghouse. The film also features Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton and Matthew Macfadyen.


Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was involved with the project before The New York Times exposed him with a detailed report on the allegations of sexual misconduct by several women. The film was "almost shelved" following the expose.

According to Gomez-Rejon, the film was salvaged with the help of his mentor Martin Scorsese, as per reports.


"He agreed to be (a producer) just as a safety net. God forbid that the worst would happen, he'd be there as a safety net, and if the final cut wouldn't go to me, then he would have the final say. And then the worst happened. Literally, the absolutely worst happened, and he was there to save the day, and he got the final cut," Gomez-Rejon said, about the film, set to be released in India on November 1 by PVR Pictures.





IMPPA writes to Maharashtra CM calling shooting guidelines 'impractical'

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) After Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, seeking reconsideration of...

Paul McCartney: Need to work together to overcome racism

London, June 6 (IANS) The Beatles legend Paul McCartney has joined the fight against systemic racism, and says "we need to learn more, listen...

Kareena steps out for a jog, fans are inspired

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) With lockdown strictures relaxed, Kareena Kapoor stepped out of home for a jog outside her premise on Saturday.Celebrity lensperson Viral...

Paras, Mahira to star in new Meet Bros music video

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" housemates Paras Chhabra and Mahira Sharma are back to impress fans with their chemistry after the recent...

Malaika Arora decodes right way of drinking water

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Malaika Arora feels that in the race to learn something new about fitness and health, people forget the basics.So, she...