It seems like we are set to get Ethan Hawke as Nikola Tesla in case a proper Tesla movie goes ahead. Millenium Media is set to pitch the movie to buyers at the European Film Market which will kick off later this week.
While we have seen several actors portraying the famous inventor on screen, this will be first time we might get a proper biopic. Most recently, Nicholas Hoult played Nikola Tesla in The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon reprising their roles as Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse respectively. While the story was intriguing, it failed to have much of an impact.
At the moment, there is no confirmation on who will play Edison in Tesla although Ethan Hawke will play the lead role. As Tesla’s contributions towards modern technology are undeniably massive, it will be interesting to see how the movie portrays one of the most mysterious figures in history.
Tesla contributed to the design of alternating current as well as the AC motor that eventually delivered electricity to the world. However, following his death at the age of 86, the scientist’s work fell into relative obscurity. However, he has given more credit over the years for his contribution. While there is no confirmation on the movie just yet, we might hear more about the biopic in the coming months in case everything falls into place.
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