"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.

Here are "Tesla" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Tesla movie?

IFC Films on Friday, July 10, 2020 released the trailer for "Tesla" you can watch here:
Tesla - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

Plot summary

What is Tesla movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Tesla" movie plot summary.

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 plays who in the Tesla movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Tesla" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is Tesla movie release date?

"Tesla" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 27, 2020 (Sundance), on August 20, 2020 (Germany) and on August 21, 2020 (United States) distributing by IFC Films, GEM Entertainment, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Shaw Organisation, Showgate, Joy n Cinema, Leonine Distribution, Shout! Factory and VVS Films.


What are Tesla filming details?

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $386,061.

"Tesla" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Tesla movie?

"Tesla" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 59/100.

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