Per Variety, Kirsten Dunst is in final negotiations to replace Elisabeth Moss in Jane Campion‘s The Power Of The Dog. Moss was forced to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with The Handmaid’s Tale. Dunst will join Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Dano in the movie.
The film is an adaptation of the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name. It follows two wealthy brothers – joint owners of the biggest ranch in the Montana valley – who are polar opposites. One is fastidious and gentle, while the other is brilliant and cruel. When one of them secretly marries a local widow, his brother wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her by using her son as a pawn.
Netflix acquired the film in the summer after Cross City Films launched sales at the Cannes Film Festival. The streaming giant will release the film in 2021, with a theatrical release planned.
When you can get Kirsten Dunst to be the replacement on your movie, you know you’re in good hands. She’s coming off impressive reviews for her new Showtime series On Becoming A God In Central Florida, which just got renewed for a second season.