‘Tesla’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Breaks the Rules of Biopic Genre as Famed Inventor (Video)

‘Tesla’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Breaks the Rules of Biopic Genre as Famed Inventor (Video)
Though we’ve seen Nikola Tesla portrayed in film by David Bowie and Nicholas Hoult in recent years as the inventor’s legacy has continued to grow, Ethan Hawke’s turn in the new film “Tesla” flips the biopic format on its head.

The first trailer for Michael Almereyda’s latest film “Tesla,” which dropped its first look Friday on Nikola Tesla’s 164th birthday, paints Tesla as everything from a mysterious historical icon, a philosophizer and even a rock star. Mixed in with Hawke sparring with Thomas Edison and wooing the daughter of J.P. Morgan, we see a modern day woman conducting a Google search of the roughly four images that exist of Tesla and Hawke taking a stage and grabbing a microphone while in character.

“The world we are living in is a dream that Tesla dreamed first,” Eve Hewson’s character says in the first trailer for the film.
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