‘The Power of the Dog’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Whistles His Way Through First Clip From Netflix Film

‘The Power of the Dog’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Whistles His Way Through First Clip From Netflix Film
Ahead of its upcoming premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. The only film to be screening at all of the fall festivals, the film is one of the awards season’s most anticipated titles.

Based on the novel by Thomas Savage, the film is set in 1925 and tells the story of Montana ranchers Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Plemons), the former of which stokes fear in those around him. However, when George marries Rose (Dunst), a widower, and brings her home with her son Peter (Smit-McPhee), Phil takes the boy under his wing, bringing unexpected consequences.

Oscar-winner Campion, who won for original screenplay for “The Piano” (1993), assembles an ensemble of talented actors. Cumberbatch, who has three other film projects this year — “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,
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