Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka have signed on to score the upcoming historical drama The Current War. The film is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Macfayden and Tom Holland. The movie takes place in the late 1880s and revolves around power titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse’s battle over the supply of electricity. Michael Mitnick (The Giver) wrote the screenplay. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) is producing the project with Basil Iwanyk (Sicario, The Town, John Wick). The Current War is set to be released on December 22, 2017 by the Weinstein Company.

O’Halloran & Hauschka (aka Volker Bertelmann) have previously scored the Weinstein Company’s Lion, for which they received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. Hauschka also has the thriller Hotel Mumbai, which is being produced by Iwanyk and distributed by the Weinstein Company, coming up.