Get ready for a biopic like none you’ve ever seen.

On Friday the first trailer dropped for the new film “Tesla”, starring Ethan Hawke as the iconic inventor Nikola Tesla.

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The unconventional film tells the story of Tesla’s achievements in the field of electricity, with characters addressing the camera, using modern technology like smartphones.

For the film, Hawke re-teams with writer-director Michael Almereyda, who helmed the similarly unique 2000 film adaptation of “Hamlet”.

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Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan and Kyle MacLachlan also star in the film.

“Tesla” is scheduled to open on August 21 in theatres and on VOD.