Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal are in discussions to star as rivals Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, respectively, in The Current War, the Weinstein Company’s fact-based drama about how the titans competed to create a sustainable electricity system and market it to the American people. We’re told this is all early days and no negotiations are underway, but now Me And Earl And The Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is eyeing to direct after the likes of Timur Bekmambetov and Ben Stiller kicked the tires previously. The Black List script is from The Giver scribe Michael Mitnick. THR reported the story first.
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