The Dig is an upcoming movie which is directed by Simon Stone. It is based on the famous novel of the same name by John Preston in 2007. The film depicts the discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial site on the property of Edith Pretty.
The Dig is set to make a release on 15th January 2021. And further on it will be released on 29th January 2021 on Netflix.
Here is the list of all the confirmed cast members.
- Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty
- Lily James as Peggy Preston
- Johnny Flynn as Stuart Piggott
- Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown
- Archie Barnes
- Monica Dolan as May Brown
- Ben Chaplin
- Ken Stott
In September 2018 an announcement made that the star of the movie will be Ralph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman. But in August 2019, Nicole Kidman was in no place in the main lead and she was replaced by Carey Mulligan. Later on, the rights of the film were moved to Netflix from BBC Films. In September 2019 Lily James entered the cast. And in further October 2019 Ken Stott, Monica Dolan, Ben Chaplin, and Johny Flynn joined the cast.
Principal photography began in Shackleford, Surrey, the United Kingdom in October 2019, with location filming taking place in Suffolk near the original discovery site.
Plot of The Dig
The movie is an adaptation of same name novel by John Preston in 2007. The plot revolves around a wealthy widow. The role is played by Mulligan as Edith. She hires Basil an archaeologist so as to excavate the burial molds. When Basil digs a discovery is made of Britain’s Tutankhamun. The description which is given officially is like this only. And those artifacts that are discovered are in the British Museum.
The trailer of The Dig is released on 3rd December 2020. You can watch it on the Youtube official channel of The Dig.