"Tesla" is a 2020 American biographical drama film directed by Michael Almereyda.
The starring cast includes Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Hamilton, Hannah Gross, Lucy Walters, James Urbaniak, Donnie Keshawarz and others.

Watch the official trailer for "Tesla"

IFC Films on Friday, July 10, 2020 released the trailer:
Tesla - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

What is "Tesla" about?

The narrator tells how Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke), as a small child, saw electricity when petting his cat. In 1884 New York City, adult Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) is working for Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan), who doesn't seem to regard Tesla overly highly. He is told by another coworker that perhaps it is because Edison's wife has just died. When they get into a heated work confrontation, they smash ice cream cones in each other's faces.
The narrator revealed to be Anne Morgan (Eve Hewson), appears with a laptop, saying that this probably is not how this happened. She tells about how when you Google Tesla, you only find a couple of photos, and proceeds to detail more information about his past and how he had his first flash of the motor he would eventually invent. She notes when you google Edison, you get twice as many results.
The narrator continues to explain his previous troubles and financial poverty until he is finally able to pitch his idea to those who will pay him much more than Edison. The narrator tells how Edison meets his second wife Mina (Hannah Gross) in 1885. Tesla continues work on his induction motor, assisted by his friend Anthony Szigeti from Budapest (Ebon Moss-Bachrach).
They reveal their spark-less motor to high praise, and Tesla eventually meets Anne, the daughter of JP Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz). Tesla presents his findings, and George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan) buys the patents for Tesla's inventions and brings Tesla to Pittsburgh to oversee production. Westinghouse updates Tesla on the rivalry between Edison's findings and Tesla's, Edison insists on his for the matters of execution. Edison says direct current is better and dismisses Tesla's alternating current.

Who's in the "Tesla" cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Tesla".

Ethan Hawke Nikola Tesla
Eve Hewson Anne Morgan
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Anital Szigeti
Kyle MacLachlan Thomas Edison
Jim Gaffigan George Westinghouse
Josh Hamilton Robert Underwood Johnson
Hannah Gross Mina Edison
Lucy Walters Katherine Johnson
James Urbaniak Professor Anthony
Donnie Keshawarz J.P. Morgan
Blake DeLong William Kemmler
Peter Greene Nichols
Rebecca Dayan Sarah Bernhardt
Ian Lithgow Alfred Brown
Lois Smith The Grande Dame
Eli A. Smith Roller Skating Fiddler (as Eli Smith)
Luna Jokic Macak (as Luna)
Dan Bittner Fred Ott
David Kallaway John Kruesi
Karl Geary Francis Upton
Nicholas Wuehrmann Ed the Organist
Haley Elise Pehrson Tesla's Mother (as Haley Pehrson)
Tony Hutaj Bill Edison
Corban Elwick-Schermitz Tom Edison Jr.
Emory Gleeson Dot Edison
Michael Mastro Charles Peck
Emma O'Connor Evelyn
Gary Rissman Man Comforting Dog
Steven Gurewitz Harold P. Brown
Rick Zahn Tracy Becker
John Palladino Bourke Cochran
Tallulah McRae Silovsky Young Anne Morgan
Hermione Heckrich Agnes Johnson
Tom Farrell Warden Durston (as Tom F. Farrell)
Thomas Roma Prison Doctor
Vincent De Paul Westinghouse Assistant (as Vincent DePaul)
Christian Hicks Waiter
Jameal Ali Swami Vivekanandafv
David Weinberg Fritz Lowenstein
Paul A. Saltzberg Alta Vista Waiter (as Paul Saltzberg)
Joshuah Melnick Richard Gregg
Charles Baran Alta Vista Concierge
David Kubicka Alta Vista Violinist
Carl Bernzweig J.P. Morgan's Assistant

When is "Tesla" released in cinemas?

The film "Tesla" was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2020 (Sundance), on August 20, 2020 (Germany) and on August 21, 2020 (United States) by IFC Films, GEM Entertainment, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Joy n Cinema, Shout! Factory and VVS Films.

What are "Tesla" film specifications?

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. The film grossed over $211,886.

The film "Tesla" is rated with "PG-13" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about "Tesla"?

"Tesla" got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 60/100.

More information about "Tesla" you can get at:

IMDB: Tesla

Wikipedia: Tesla (2020 film)

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