How Benedict Cumberbatch Got Past the ‘Manufactured Image’ of Thomas Edison for ‘The Current War’

If you’re playing Thomas Edison, there’s plenty you could research… but Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the famous inventor in “The Current War,” wanted to get past the “manufactured image” and find who Edison really was.

Cumberbatch joined fellow stars Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to talk about the historical drama at the Toronto Film Festival at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T.


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