Jane Campion wrote and directed The Power of the Dog, a planned international co-produced drama film based on Thomas Savage’s novel of the same name. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, and Jesse Plemons star in the film. In 2021, the film will be available on Netflix.
In May 2019, it was revealed that Jane Campion would write and direct the picture, which would star Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss. In September, Paul Dano began talks to join the project. He’d be cast in the part the following month, with Kirsten Dunst taking Moss’ place.
Dano, too, had left out by November due to scheduling difficulties with The Batman. In his place, Jesse Plemons was cast. Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll, and Adam Beach were added to the cast of the film in February 2020.
The Plot Of The Power of the Dog
Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Plemons), two wealthy Montana brothers, are two sides of the same coin. George is stolid, fastidious, and gentle, whereas Phil is graceful, brilliant, and cruel. They own the largest ranch in the Montana valley as a joint venture.
It’s a place where men are still men, where the quickly modernizing twentieth century is kept at a distance, and where Bronco Henry, Phil’s favorite cowboy, is adored. When George marries local widow Rose in secret, a shocked and enraged Phil embarks on a sadistic, never-ending campaign to destroy her, using her effeminate son Peter as a pawn. The film adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name was written by Jane Campion.
The Cast Of The Power of the Dog
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Phil Burbank, Kirsten Dunst portrays Rose, Jesse Plemons portrays George Burbank, Thomasin McKenzie portrays Lola, Kodi Smit-McPhee portrays Peter, Keith Carradine portrays Governor Edward, and Adam Beach portrays Edward Nappo. In the film, we can also see Frances Conroy and Peter Carroll.
Release Date & Other Update
Filming on the project wrapped in July 2020, and after a long wait, we now know when The Power of the Dog will be released on Netflix in 2021.
The Power of the Dog will premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 1st, 2021, according to Variety. When a Netflix Original has its theatrical debut at a film festival, it usually gets a Netflix release date soon after. While we wait for Netflix to confirm the film’s release date, we believe The Power of the Dog will be available on Netflix in either October or November 2021. To keep fans informed, trailers have been produced.