Catch the new trailer for Tesla.

Catch Ethan Hawke as Tesla in the new trailer from IFC Films.

In the film, the 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 analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.

Directed by Michael Almereyda, the film also stars Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan, Hannah Gross and Kyle MacLachlan.

Tesla is set for a limited cinematic release starting on August 21st, 2020.

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