Check out the trailer that’s arrived for The Dig, an upcoming Netflix feature boasting a cast led by Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James.
The film is based on the true story of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, England, which unearthed two early medieval cemeteries that date from the 6th to 7th centuries, including a undisturbed ship burial with a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts. The events are reimagined with home and land owner Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) hiring archeologist Basil Brown (Fiennes) to dig.
This is the sophomore feature for Australian actor-turned-helmer Simon Stone, who previously directed 2015 Geoffrey Rush drama The Daughter. He’s got a classy, gorgeous-looking film here, with picturesque cinematography by Mike Eley (My Cousin Rachel, Made in Italy). There’s also no denying the calibre of performers. Fingers crossed the screenplay and narrative are on par.
The Dig, also starring Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes and Monica Dolan, will be streaming on Netflix from January 29th.