"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.
IFC Films on Friday, July 10, 2020 released the trailer:
Tesla - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.
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.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Tesla".
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.
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. The film grossed over $211,886.
The film "Tesla" is rated with "PG-13" rating.
"Tesla" got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 60/100.
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Wikipedia: Tesla (2020 film)