Tesla Parent Guide No, not Elon Musk, the real Nicola Tesla. Release date August 21, 2020 A biopic exploring a sensational take on the life of famed inventor Nicola Tesla, and his struggles to sell AC electricity to a society already interested in rival Thomas Edison's DC system. Why is Tesla rated PG-13? The MPA rated Tesla PG-13 for some thematic material and nude images. Run Time: 96 minutes Watch the trailer for Tesla News About "Tesla" Cast and Crew Tesla is directed by Michael Almereyda and stars Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, and Eve Hewson.