Heather Mason
September 08, 2017 1:48 pm

Need something to literally brighten your day? Well, you’re in luck. The first trailer for upcoming film The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch was just released. And since it’s all about Thomas Edison and the power of electricity, we should all be pretty psyched.

After all, how else would you be reading this?!

The Current War follows industrial giants as they battle over who will control the electricity that powers the world. Benedict Cumberbatch, our “Internet Boyfriend,” plays Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon, the “Other Man We Enjoy Looking At,” plays George Westinghouse in this intense battle of geniuses.

Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, and Tom Holland also star, to name a few. You know, in case you needed more reason to be stoked.

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In the trailer for The Current War, the drama level is freaking high.

Because, this is basically a soap opera about the early days of electricity, and we can’t wait to see it. Here’s a little more info about what goes down in the film:

Yes! Bring on the sophisticated men fighting with scientific words!

So dust off that Edison fan gear — we know you’ve been wanting and waiting to! — and head to see The Current War when it zips into select theaters on November 24th.

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