The Dig release date: Netflix shares first trailer!

After having a year like 2020, we have a lot scheduled in 2021. It seems out Netflix has some great plans for us as well. One of the first movies Netflix will release will be The Dig, which combines an all-star cast for drama. There is a chance of a theatrical release too!

 

The Dig

Netflix is all set to release the movie globally on January 29th, 2021. The makers have also decided to release it in theatres on January 15th, 2021. However, the exact details have not yet surfaced. Now that it is sure that there will be a theatrical release, Netflix has fingers crossed for the award shows. 

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Dig Poster (Source: Netflix)

Netflix is also releasing Pieces of a Woman along with this gem. Woah Netflix! Way to go making the first month of 2021 spicy enough!

Storyline

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The Dig (Source: Netflix)

The movie features a true story adapted from a novel from 2007. John Preston is the author of this novel. The plot revolves around the events of WW2. A widower hires the help of an archeologist to excavate her vast estate in the hope of finding treasure. This hunt results in the finding of the Sutton Hoo. Art History Girl on YouTube explains the storyline more intricately. Check it out:

 

Behind the cameras

Simon Stone is a big name when it comes to credits. His well-known works include The Daughter and The Turning. BBC Films, Mae Films, and Clerkenwell Films were involved in the project before Netflix hopped in.  Moira Buffini is the writer of this screenplay based on the Josh Preston novel. Harlots and Jane Eyre are a few gems on Moira’s list. Stefan Gregory serves as the composer (known for Red Rover), with Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Murray Ferguson, Anne Sheehan, Ellie Wood, and Gabrielle Tana serving as producers.

Cast

Our very own “Voldemort” Ralph Fiennes leads the film as Basil Brown, an archeologist. Carey Mulligan plays Edith Pretty, the widow of the story. Also starring in The Dig is Lily James (recently appearing in Rebecca for Netflix), Johnny Flynn (Clouds of Sils Maria), Ken Scott (The Hobbit), Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line), and Monica Dolan (Eye in the Sky).