Netflix has been drawn in by "The Power of the Dog."
The streamer has nabbed worldwide rights to the upcoming film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss. Netflix made a deal with Cross City Films, the in-house sales division of See-Saw Films, after sales launched at the Cannes Film Festival, per Variety. The plan is to release the film in 2021, both in theaters and on the streaming service.
"The Power of the Dog" is based the Thomas Savage novel that was published in 1976. It tells the story of two brothers -- one who is gentle and one who is cruel -- that jointly own a ranch in Montana. When the gentle one, Phil (Cumberbatch), marries a local widow (Moss), his brother, George, sets out to destroy her and her son.
Jane Campion is the film's director and screenwriter, and she is producing with Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, and Tanya Seghatchian. The project comes from See-Saw Films and Big Shell Films/Max Films Production in association with Brightstar and BBC Films. Executive producers are Rose Garnett of BBC Films, Simon Gillis of See-Saw, and Brightstar's John Woodward.
The wait for "The Power of the Dog" is set to be a long one, but in the meantime, there's more from both Cumberbatch and Moss on the way.