The Dig (upcoming film)

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The Dig
Directed bySimon Stone
Produced by
Screenplay byMoira Buffini
Based onThe Dig
by John Preston
CinematographyMike Eley
Edited byJon Harris
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States

The Dig is an upcoming drama film directed by Simon Stone, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston. It stars Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James.


A widow finds hidden riches on her property.



It was announced in September 2018 that Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes were in negotiations to star in the film.[1] However by August 2019, Kidman was no longer involved with the project, with Carey Mulligan cast to replace her. The film’s rights also moved from BBC Films to Netflix.[2] Lily James entered negotiations to join the cast in September.[3] In October 2019, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott and Monica Dolan joined the cast of the film.[4]

Principal photography began in Shackleford, Surrey, United Kingdom in October 2019.[5]


  1. ^ Townsend, Emily (September 21, 2018). "Nicole Kidman could star in new film about Sutton Hoo". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Galuppo, Mia (August 29, 2019). "Carey Mulligan to Star in Netflix Drama 'The Dig' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (September 5, 2019). "Lily James to Join Carey Mulligan in Netflix Period Drama 'Dig' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (October 8, 2019). "'The Dig': Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott & Monica Dolan Join Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes & Lily James In Netflix Pic Now Underway In UK". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  5. ^ The Dig to film in the UK

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