IFC Films have released the official trailer for the upcoming Nikola Tesla biopic Tesla starring Ethan Hawke.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison and his patron George Westinghouse. Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan, whose daughter Anne takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyses and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.
The film is directed by Michael Almereyda and also stars Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan, Hannah Gross, Josh Hamilton, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, James Urbaniak, Rebecca Dayan, Donnie Keshawarz, Lucy Walters, Blake DeJong, Lois Smith and Ian Lithgow.
Tesla is scheduled for limited cinematic release and On Demand on the 21st August 2020.