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Newswire: Michael Shannon joins Benedict Cumberbatch in The Current War

Variety is reporting that Michael Shannon has signed on for The Current War, where he’ll play electric pioneer George Westinghouse, long-time rival of Thomas Edison. Shannon will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s playing the famed inventor and electricity mogul, as the two wage a dirty trick-filled battle over whether the Westinghouse-backed alternating current, or Edison’s direct current, would power America’s new-found addiction to electricity.
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