Kirsten Dunst is in final negotiations to replace Elisabeth Moss in Jane Campion’s new Netflix film “The Power of the Dog” which co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Moss was forced to drop out of the movie due to scheduling conflicts with her Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
The story is adapted from the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name. It follows two wealthy but polar opposite in personality brothers. Paul Dano’s brother is fastidious and gentle, Cumberbatch’s brother is brilliant and cruel.
Both are joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley. When Dano’s character secretly marries a local widow (Dunst), Cumberbatch wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her by using her son as a pawn.
Netflix acquired the film from Cross City Films and will release the movie in 2021 on the streaming platform and in theaters. In addition, Transmission Films will be releasing it theatrically in Australia and New Zealand, while BBC Films will handle the TV launch in the UK.