Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to feature in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Phil Burbank, a brilliant and cruel man who wages a relentless war to destroy his sister-in-law

Press Trust of India May 07, 2019 16:50:37 IST
Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to feature in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

Los Angeles: Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss are set to star in Jane Campion’s new film The Power of the Dog.

The film is an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s novel of the same name, reported Variety.

Campion, who won the Academy Award for screenplay for The Piano, will direct from a script she has adapted.

Benedict Cumberbatch Elisabeth Moss to feature in Jane Campions The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss is an adaptation of Thomas Savage's novel

The Power of the Dog is a sublime novel that deserves a life on the big screen. I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, it really haunted me. The themes of masculinity, nostalgia and betrayal are an intoxicating mix.

“It’s also rare to find a story where the themes, the plot and the characters build tension as they reveal each other and even the end is satisfying and unexpected. It will be the first time I’ve worked with a male lead, which is exciting. Phil is a charismatic and complex character who declares war on his brother’s new wife and her teenage son,” Campion said.

The novel revolves around rich Montana brothers Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank.

“Phil is brilliant and cruel, while George is fastidious and gentle. Together, they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Moss), an angry Phil wages a relentless war to destroy her by using her son Peter as a pawn,” the plot synopsis read.

The film will go into pre-production at the end of the year.

Updated Date:

also read

Thor: Love and Thunder trailer out now; Have a look
Entertainment

Thor: Love and Thunder trailer out now; Have a look

The hugely awaited trailer of Marvel Studios' Big Ticket Cosmic Adventure Thor: Love and Thunder is out now!

Amber Heard talks about how her role was clipped out for Aquaman 2
Entertainment

Amber Heard talks about how her role was clipped out for Aquaman 2

Amber Heard says Warner Bros 'took a bunch out of my role' from 'Aquaman 2'

Stranger Things title theme gets an Indian twist from musical maestro Ilaiyaraaja
Entertainment

Stranger Things title theme gets an Indian twist from musical maestro Ilaiyaraaja

Legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja brings a unique rendition of the iconic Stranger Things opening theme song as a special treat for fans