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Ethan Hawke to Play Nikola Tesla in New Biopic

Ethan Hawke will portray Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla in a new biopic.
Feb 13, 2018 by: WENN


Ethan Hawke to Play Nikola Tesla in New Biopic

Ethan Hawke will portray Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla in a new biopic.

Tesla will center on Nikola's life and career, including his rivalry with Thomas Edison, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The film will serve as a reunion for Hawke and director Michael Almereyda, with whom he worked on Hamlet and Cymbeline. Almereyda has also written the script for the new movie, which is slated to begin filming in the spring in upstate New York. 

Hawke is not the only actor to play Tesla onscreen--late singer David Bowie portrayed him in The Prestige, while Nicholas Hoult took on the inventor for The Current War. Tesla was also portrayed by Petar Bozovic in Orson Welles' 1980 movie The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla.