The Weinstein Company planned to release its new film The Current War in the United States this week. But the opening has been delayed until next year.
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein heads the company, and he is accused of sexually harassing and assaulting several women in Hollywood.
The film stars Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch. He plays light bulb inventor Thomas Edison who clashes with industrialist George Westinghouse in the early 20th century.
Edison prefers direct electrical current while Westinghouse, played by Michael Shannon, wants to use the more dangerous alternating current.
Originally, the two men wanted to work together, but Edison received a lot of investment money from the world's richest man, J.P. Morgan, and decided to work alone. Westinghouse and Edison became enemies, fighting over the future of electricity.
Benedict Cumberbatch says that he played the role of Edison because it was a great challenge.
That's kind of an exciting chapter of history no matter who you're playing in it and I just thought it's a challenge to play such a titanic figure in American culture and I like a challenge.
Michael Shannon says he tried to play Westinghouse as a complex character and not let him become a great egoist.
For every success they had, they had a failure and it wasn't always easy.
In addition to Edison and Westinghouse, the film features the life of Nicola Tesla, a former assistant to Edison who goes on to work for Westinghouse. Actor Nicolas Hoult plays Tesla.
Hoult says that Tesla believed that everyone had a right to use electrical power and it would change the world dramatically. As a character, he adds, Tesla is interesting to play because he was often poor, but was always well dressed.
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has received some criticism for his use of special effects and odd camera angles. He says he wanted the audience to understand the importance of electricity and the way it would change the world.
He explains he had to tell a long story in a short time and he hopes it captures the feeling of the time."
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1.plan to do sth 计划做某事
Father vetoed our plan to buy a new car.
2.fight over 为……争斗
The children always fight each other over who should have the best seat.
3.try to do sth 尽力做某事
Try to mend this hole in my shirt.
4.go on to do sth 继续做某事
Go on to do the other exercise after you finish this one.
5.... and he is accused of sexually harassing and assaulting several women in Hollywood.
be accused of... 被控……
In 2007, Zoe’s Ark, a French charity, was accused of kidnapping more than 100 children from Chad and Sudan for adoption in France.
The program also came under attack after Education Department officials were accused of conflicts of interest with reading publishers.
6.He plays light bulb inventor Thomas Edison who clashes with industrialist George Westinghouse in the early 20th century.
clash with 与……冲突
His wedding clashed with my examination so I couldn't go.
His opinion clashed with mine.
备受诟病的制片人哈维 温斯坦是该公司的负责人，但他受到了性骚扰以及冒犯好莱坞多名女星的指控 。
奥斯卡提名者本尼迪克特 康伯巴奇出演了该电影，他饰演电灯泡的发明者托马斯 爱迪生，后者于20世纪初与实业家乔治 威斯汀豪斯发生了冲突 。
爱迪生倾向于直流电，而迈克尔 珊农饰演的威斯汀豪斯则想使用更加危险的交流电 。
一开始，这两个人是想一起合作的，但爱迪生收受了富人J P 摩根的大臂投资，所以决定单干 。于是，威斯汀豪斯和爱迪生就成了敌人，为电的未来而你争我斗 。
本尼迪克特 康伯巴奇表示，自己之所以饰演爱迪生这个角色，是因为这个角色很有挑战性 。
迈克尔 珊农表示自己想演出威斯汀豪斯这个角色的复杂性，而不是描绘成一个不可救药的自我主义者 。
除了爱迪生和威斯汀豪斯，该电影还特写了爱迪生的前助手尼古拉 特斯拉，此人后来投奔了威斯汀豪斯 。该角色的饰演者是尼古拉斯 霍尔特 。
霍尔特表示，特斯拉认为每个人都有用电的权利，而这将会给世界带来巨大的改变 。他补充道，特斯拉这个角色扮演起来很有意思，因为他虽然总是穷困潦倒，但穿的却很好 。
导演阿方索 戈麦斯-雷洪因为使用了特效和奇怪的拍摄角度而受到批评 。他表示，自己想让观众理解电的重要性以及电改变世界的方式 。
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