Quirky biopic of inventor Nikola Tesla details his rivalry with Edison

Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan in Tesla.
Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan in Tesla.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

LOS ANGELES - A quirky new historical biopic, Tesla, tells the story of Nikola Tesla - the inventor of the modern alternating current electrical system who, in recent years, has gained a cult following as an underdog scientific hero.

In the film, which opens in Singapore cinemas on Jan 7, Ethan Hawke plays the enigmatic Tesla, who in the late 19th century was dreaming up unprecedented technologies for transmitting energy, light and information wirelessly all over the world.

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