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The fight for the future is here in the latest trailer for “The Current War.” But instead of Benedict Cumberbatch playing Doctor Strange, he’s playing another icon, Thomas Edison, who faces off against his greatest rivals in George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla.This latest look at “The Current War” is the first since the film was scooped up by 101 Studios for release. The biopic starring Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland played at Toronto in 2017 and was in limbo after The Weinstein Co. let it go as part of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings.But the new look at the film plays up the competition between Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse more so than the genius behind the men, and how the fight over electricity shaped our society.Also Read: 101 Studios Adds Physical Production, Acquisition Heads to Executive Ranks“This is a battle of the brightest minds in America. Today the impossible becomes possible, and the man who controls that current controls the future,” Cumberbatch’s Edison says in the trailer.There’s plenty more intrigue where that came from, including a line of wisdom about how power in the world isn’t “current,” it’s “currency,” and Westinghouse’s axiom that leaving a legacy rather than just being remembered is about leaving the world better than when you found it.Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) directs “The Current War” from a script by Michael Mitnick. Katherine Waterston, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton also co-star, and Timur Bekmambetov and Basil Iwanyk are producing.“The Current War” opens in theaters Oct. 4. Watch the film’s electrifying new trailer above.Read original story Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Hoult Make Sparks Fly in New ‘The Current War’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
Judi Dench doesn’t want Kevin Spacey’s or Harvey Weinstein’s professional accomplishments to be erased in the wake of their #MeToo scandals — and she’s facing criticism for it.
The still-untitled film has been getting plenty of footage in the can as evidenced by a just-released behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse of what was happening in front of the cameras during the Jamaica portion of the shoot.
Charles Barkley’s mind is made up about the new reboot of “Space Jam,” which stars Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. In fact, he’s doubling down on his dislike of the new “Looney Toons” movie.ET asked Barkley on Monday at the 2019 NBA Awards whether his opinion had changed since the outlet asked him about the film at last year’s event. Barkley replied, “Not at all.”Since then, it’s been revealed that Ryan Coogler, who directed “Black Panther” and “Creed,” would be producing the film and is directed by Terence Nance, who known for “An Over Simplification of Her Beauty.” But “Space Jam 2’s” new pedigree didn’t change the fact that Barkley, who made a cameo in the original film, is not impressed.Also Read: Sonequa Martin-Green in Talks to Join LeBron James in 'Space Jam' Sequel“Well, listen, I don’t care. ‘Space Jam 1’ was amazing. We don’t need 2,” Barkley told ET.Last year when ET asked him his thoughts on it, Barkley referred to the original “Space Jam” as a “classic.” “I don’t like when people try to imitate something that was already good.”The original “Space Jam,” which was released in 1996, starred Michael Jordan, who led a basketball team of “Looney Toons” characters like Bugs Bunny, Tweety and Elmer Fudd in a game against a group of invading aliens hoping to enslave the Looney Toons as part of a traveling carnival. The aliens abducted other NBA stars, including Barkley, and sapped their powers to become a mega basketball team called the MonStars. The film grossed $230 million worldwide.“Space Jam 2” will open via Warner Bros. on July 16, 2021.Read original story Charles Barkley Dunks on LeBron James’ Planned ‘Space Jam’ Reboot: ‘We Don’t Need 2’ At TheWrap
A black couple's first date goes horribly wrong in Lena Waithe's feature screenwriting debut from director Melina Matsoukas.
The writer/producer/actress behind the upcoming thriller "Queen & Slim" was speaking about whether getting movies made by black directors into theaters will soon be easier.
Watch Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Paul Williams tell how every song in the film was written — including the one surprising track intended for Frank Sinatra.
John Ratzenberger talks about many of his 21 roles in Pixar movies, from "Toy Story" to "Incredibles 2."
As the classic comic book caper turns 30, screenwriter Sam Hamm reveals the bonkers ideas that almost made the cut.
Mark Hamill, aka Luke, says he had "closure" on the last "Star Wars" movie. So after "Rise of Skywalker," he's hoping to be done with the franchise.
Batman, Julia Roberts and Spike Lee are among the names selected to be inducted into the 2020 Walk of Fame. The full list of honorees was announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee via an exclusive livestream by Variety. Chosen from hundreds of nominees during a selection meeting in June, […]
This year, Gotham City’s cowled champion is celebrating his eighth decade of fighting crime, as well as the 30th anniversary of his 1989 blockbuster. That means that there are lots of wonderful toys — and other merchandise — available to Bat-fans around the world. Here are some of the must-have items you’ll want for your own Batcave.
It’s the first time people are hearing Beyonce and Glover’s version of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” — and the internet is freaking out.