The makers of the upcoming film, The Power of the Dog wouldn't be too concerned if we are talking about missing out on a star-studded cast per se. Initially, the film had Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss signed on to play the lead roles but now, there has been a major development.
According to a report in Variety, Mos is being replaced by actress Kirsten Dunst. The later had to come in for Moss owing to her scheduling problems that clashed her Hulu breakout show, The Handmaid's Tale.
Netflix acquired the rights to release the movie and the same will happen in 2021 both on the streaming platform and in select theaters. Campion directed the movie, adapted from the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name. It follows two wealthy brothers who are polar opposites. Paul Dano portrays a man who is fastidious and gentle, while his brother, played by Cumberbatch, is brilliant and cruel. They are joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley. When Dano’s character secretly marries a local widow (Dunst), Cumberbatch wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her by using her son as a pawnpo.
The project has been developed with BBC Films, which is also backing production.