Weinstein Company postpones Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Current War'

'The Current War', the Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed movie was earlier scheduled to hit the cinema halls on November 24.

Published: 15th October 2017 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2017 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Alva Edison in 'The Current War'.


LOS ANGELES: The Weinstein Company (TWC) has pushed back the release date of Benedict Cumberbatch's film "The Current War" to next year in wake of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal.

The Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed movie was earlier scheduled to hit the cinema halls on November 24.

As per a report in Deadline, the climate in Hollywood has turned toxic due to multiple allegations of sexual abuse on Weinstein that was expected to kill the film.

Cumberbatch also blasted the media mogul for his misconduct, saying he was "utterly disgusted by the continuing revelations" of Weinstein's actions.

He added, "We need to collectively stand up and support victims of abuse such as the brave and inspiring women who have spoken out against him and say we hear you and believe you." Weinstein was recently fired as TWC co-chairman following allegations of sexual harassment published in the New York Times.


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