One of America’s most familiar screen faces, Richard Riehle will play American engineer and entrepreneur George Westinghouse in TESLA (@TeslaTheMovie), the widely anticipated biopic of the great Serb scientist and humanitarian Nikola Tesla.
Familiar character actor Riehle, a star of the Oscar® nominated films Glory, Casino, The Fugitive and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, is a strong addition to the cast of TESLA, the most talked-about film in Balkan cinema. Directed by Pittsburgh’s Michael Anton, TESLA is the only film in advanced pre-production that will tell the life story of Nikola Tesla.
As a key rival to Edison, George Westinghouse should be a meaty role for Richard Riehle, who is well known for his colourful roles in more than 50 television series and almost twice as many films.
That is my considered opinion after many months of working as Associate Producer on TESLA (@TeslaTheMovie), the Balkans’ most talked-about film, which will shoot in Serbia and the United States, in coming months.
The phenomenal reaction to our planned film points to TESLA being an international milestone in the legacy of the Serb scientist. It will detail the life and works of Nikola Tesla, showing a man who was one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.
As well presenting Tesla as a great scientist, the film will highlight Tesla as a revolutionary thinker and humanitarian. It will also show Tesla as a man who has been wronged by history, sidelined by the manipulations of men in power.