Date: 7th May 2019

Elisabeth Moss, Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Jane Campion Western.

Elisabeth Moss and Benedict Cumberbatch are in place to star in a film adaptation of Thomas Savage's 1967 novel The Power of the Dog from helmer Jane Campion.

See-Saw Films' Emile Sherman and Iain Canning will produce with Max Films’ Roger Frappier and Brightstar’s Tanya Seghatchian.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss will star in the film, which boasts at least one more starring role, still to be cast, which has been billed as "a chilling story of desire, control, and revenge with a sting in the tail that lingers long after it reaches its electrifying conclusion."

The story follows wealthy Montana brothers Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank who 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 their 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.

Source: Press Release