Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ Picked Up by IFC Films

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Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ Picked Up by IFC Films
IFC Films has purchased the U.S. rights to the Ethan Hawke-led drama “Tesla,” which tells the story of inventor Nikola Tesla’s attempts to build a revolutionary electrical system.

Directed and written by Michael Almereyda, the movie stars Hawke in the title role, along with Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Gaffigan, Donnie Keshawarz, Rebecca Dayan, Josh Hamilton and Lucy Walters.

Tesla” premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. IFC Films plans to release the movie on Aug. 7, 2020.

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Here’s the official description for the film:

Brilliant, brooding inventor Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition. Increasingly displeased by the greed of fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan), Tesla forges his own virtuous but arduous
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