Netflix have released the teaser trailer of the film adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel The Power of the Dog.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
The film focuses on Phil Burbank, a charismatic rancher who inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
The film is adapted and directed by Jane Campion and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll and Adam Beach.
The Power of the Dog will make its UK premiere at the LFF gala venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on the 11th October, then have its cinematic release in November, and finally debut on Netflix on the 1st December 2021.