Michael Shannon and Emilia Clarke cast in Joseph McCarthy biopic

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Michael Shannon, Emilia Clarke and Dane DeHaan are to star in a biopic about US politician Joseph McCarthy. Shannon has been cast in the lead role for the movie, which will chart the rise and fall of the notorious and powerful senator and his enablers, a group that features his politically ambitious wife Jean Kerr (Clarke), the ruthless young lawyer Roy Cohn (DeHaan) and his trusted friend Ray Kiermas (McNairy). The movie – that will be directed by Vaclav Marhoult and has been given the working title ‘McCarthy’ – will tell the story of how McCarthy rose to prominence in US politics during the …

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