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The Dig (2021): Cast, Trailer, Plot, Release Date and Everything You Need to Know

‘The Dig’ (2021) is an upcoming drama, Biography, History film based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston, which reimagines the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo.

Simon Stone is the director of the film.

Produced by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Meg Clark, Murray Ferguson, Redmond Morris, Anne Sheehan, Gabrielle Tana and Ellie Wood. Screenplay comes from Moira Buffini.

Netflix’s The Dig depicts one of the most famous archaeological digs in modern British history.
The film’s rights moved from BBC Films to Netflix.

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‘The Dig (2021)’ Cast: Who’s in this movie cast?

So many brilliant people! Taking on the lead roles,

  • Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty
  • Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown
  • Lily James as Peggy Preston
  • Johnny Flynn as Stuart Piggott
  • Archie Barnes
  • Monica Dolan as May Brown
  • Jonah Rzeskiewicz as London Man
  • Jack Bennett as Air Raid Warden
  • Ken Stott as Charles Phillips
  • Arsher Ali as William Grimes
  • Eamon Farren as John Brailsford
  • Amelia Stephenson as Amelia
  • Ben Chaplin as Stuart Piggott

‘The Dig’ Plot

Set just before WWII reaches the UK, The Dig is a dramatization of the real excavation that took place in Suffolk’s Sutton Hoo, which led to the ground-breaking discovery of an Anglo-Saxon burial ship.

Sutton Hoo owner Edith Pretty enlists amateur archaeologist Basil Brown’s services to dig up the burial mounds on her land.

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Due to the looming war, the museum can’t spare the resources at first. But they do eventually get involved once it’s clear the estate has a whole host of historic discoveries to be made.

Based on a novel by John Preston, the film’s tag lines include: “From the first human handprint on a cave wall, we’re part of something continuous,” and “Nothing stays lost forever”.

‘The Dig’ Release date: When is it coming out?

Principal photography began in Shackleford, Surrey, United Kingdom in October 2019, with location filming taking place in Suffolk near to the original discovery site.

It is scheduled to be released in a limited release on 15 January 2021, followed by streaming on Netflix on 29 January 2021.

‘The Dig (2021)’ Trailer: Do we have a trailer for The Dig?

Certainly do! The first trailer was released on 3rd December. If you haven’t watch it yet, so
get a glimpse of what’s buried under Cary Mulligan’s estate below:

So, how was the trailer? Did you like it? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments section given at the end of this post.

Final words

The filming drew much attention from Comer residents and visitors as parts of the pier, prom and a car park were put off limits so the scenes could go ahead.

Chris Bibbey from Braintree, saw part of the action when he was staying at the Red Lion Hotel last year.

He said: “There were 35 extras in their nice, 1930s costumes and they were apparently going to run off onto the beach. There must have been 30 wagons here as well.”

A Netflix film partly made in Norfolk about one of the biggest archaeological finds in the UK’s history is to be finally released on January 29 next year and released in a limited release on 15 January 2021.

So these are the major information about the film. It is some time left until you can watch this movie on Netflix in the USA and UK. Are you Ready to watch it? Let us know in the comments section given below.


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