Cold War star Kot to play inventor Nikola Tesla in new blockbuster
Tomasz Kot, the male star of “Cold War”, will play the inventor Nikola Tesla in a new biopic.
According to the film website Deadline, the plot will focus on one of the Serbian-American inventor’s last big experiments which, while widely regarded as a failure at the time, could well have been one of his great triumphs.
The screenplay was written by London-based Anand Tucker, who is known for producing “Girl with a Pearl Earing” (2003), who will also direct the film.
Discussing the film, which will be entitled “Nikola”, Tucker said: “Tomasz is an exquisite actor, and when I saw his extraordinary performance in Cold War there was no doubt in my mind as to who should play Tesla.”
The film’s producer, Daria Jovicic, has described Kot as “the perfect actor for the role”.
Born in the Austrian Empire, in what is now Croatia, in 1856, Tesla is known for his ground-breaking work on the production and transmission of electric power.
His inventions include the Tesla Coil, an electrical resonant transformer circuit, which he patented in 1891, the same year he became a naturalised citizen of the United States.