Thomasin McKenzie (“Jojo Rabbit”), Frances Conroy (“Joker”), Kodi Smit-McPhee (“X-Men: Apocalypse”), Keith Carradine (“The Old Man and the Gun”), Peter Carroll (“Crazy Rich Asians”) and Adam Beach (“Hostiles”) are set to co-star in the Jane Campion’s “The Power Of The Dog” for Netflix/See-Saw Films.
Campion adapted the film based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel. The story follows wealthy Montana brothers Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons), two sides of one coin. Phil is graceful, brilliant and cruel where George is stolid, fastidious and gentle.
Together they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley. It is a place where men are still men, the rapidly modernizing 20th century is kept at bay and where the figure of Bronco Henry, the greatest cowboy Phil ever knew, is revered.
When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Kirsten Dunst), a shocked and angry Phil wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her entirely using her effeminate son Peter as a pawn. Roger Frappier, Emile Sherman and Iain Canning are producing and Netflix will release the film in 2021 in theaters and on its service.