The Dig Trailer: Carey Mulligan & Ralph Fiennes Star in New Netflix Film
Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming drama film adaptation of The Dig, based on author John Preston’s 2007 novel of the same name. The video features Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan as their characters discover an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site while the country is on the brink of World War II. Also starring Lily James, the film will arrive in select theaters on January 15, 2021, followed by its streaming debut on January 29, 2021. Check out the video in the player below!
As WWII looms, a wealthy widow named Edith Pretty hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future.
The Dig will be led by Oscar nominees Carey Mulligan (An Education, Never Let Me Go), and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter films, The English Patient) along with Lily James (Baby Driver, Downton Abbey) and Johnny Flynn (Emma, Stardust). It will also feature Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott and Monica Dolan.
Based the real-life events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo, The Dig is directed by Simon Stone (The Daughter) from a screenplay adapted by Harlots creator and Jane Eyre scripter Moira Buffini. It is produced by Gabrielle Tana, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Murray Ferguson and Ellie Wood.
The project was originally set up at BBC Films with Fiennes and Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) set to star in the project, but once it moved to the streaming service, Kidman left the project and Mulligan has signed on to replace her.