“You Want A Lemonade?”

IFC Films has released the first teaser trailer for the new Tesla biopic, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Tesla is trying to reinvent the biopic genre by taking a contemporary view of the man and playing it back through a re-imagining of his life and experiments throughout the years.

Ethan Hawke as the inventor, electrician, and futurist. The film also includes Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, Hannah Gross, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

Here’s the trailer –

IFC’s official synopsis reads –

“Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.”

Tesla is directed by filmmaker Michael Almereyda (The Eternal, Hamlet) and premiered to warm reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Tesla will be released in select theaters and on VOD on August 21st.

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