A forthcoming drama film The Dig based on the same-titled novel by John Preston. And it is directed by John Preston. The Dig, which is going to be on Netflix tonight, goes back to the historic events that happened during the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. The movie is also based on a true story.
In September 2018, It was announced that Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes were in negotiations to star in the film. But however, Kidman was no longer involved with the project by August 2019. So Carey Mulligan has taken her place as Edith Pretty instead. In October 2019, they announced the new names that had been joined to the cast. They brought important names together such as Johnny Flynn as Rory Lomax, Ben Chaplin as Stuart Piggott, Ken Stott as Charles Phillips, and Monica Dolan as May Brown.
What does The Dig tell us?
“The Dig follows the events of a wealthy widow hiring an amateur archaeologist. Edith Pretty needs help to excavate the tumuli on her land as the II. World War approaches. So she hires Basil Brown and his team. They uncover a wooden ship from the Dark Ages, among some other unexpected ancient discoveries, while digging beneath the burial grounds. The discovery made by the two is closely related to the history of the country, and these findings of the past have a great impact on Britain, whose future remains uncertain. ”
The screenwriter Moira Buffini has said The Dig is about “time and the fragility of our existence” and ultimately, “the brevity of life and what endures — what we leave behind us.”
Is The Dig a must-watch movie?
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, The Dig holds an approval rating of 92% based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10. And according to Metacritic, which sampled 15 critics and calculated a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, The Dig received “generally favorable reviews.
The Dig is on Netflix tonight, as we said. We suggest you also see the trailer before you make up your mind whether watching or not.