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The Power of the Dog with Cumberbatch and Moss Goes to Netflix

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Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding UK free TV rights which are retained by BBC Films) to The Power of the Dog from See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm Cross City Films. Netflix will release the film in 2021 on Netflix and in theaters.

From Academy Award-winning director Jane Campion (The Piano), The Power of the Dog stars Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss. Campion is adapting the Thomas Savage 1967 novel of the same name.

In the film, wealthy Montana brothers Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank are 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 (Moss), a shocked and angry Phil wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her entirely using her effeminate son Peter as a pawn.

Netflix will be the worldwide distributor of the film, with Transmission Films releasing theatrically in Australia and New Zealand. Netflix will work with its other local partners worldwide on the theatrical release.

The movie is a See-Saw Films and Big Shell Films/Max Films Production in association with Brightstar and BBC Films. The project has been developed with BBC Films, who are also backing production.

The producers are See-Saw Films’ Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, Max Films’ Roger Frappier, Big Shell’s Jane Campion and Brightstar’s Tanya Seghatchian. The executive producers are BBC Films’ Rose Garnett, See-Saw’s Simon Gillis and Brightstar’s John Woodward.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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