The Dig Movie

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Who's Involved:

Lily James, Moira Buffini, Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Simon Stone, Monica Dolan, Archie Barnes

Release Date:

Friday, January 15, 2021 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 52 m

Plot: What's the story about?

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) 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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Dig

A look at the The Dig behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Simon Stone last directed The Daughter and Sweet Lamb Of Heaven. The film's writer Moira Buffini last wrote Byzantium and Jane Eyre.


Simon Stone


Moira Buffini

Production Companies

BBC Films (Former)

Clerkenwell Films

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Production: What we know about The Dig

Key Facts

  1. Adapted from the novel by John Preston.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 4, 2020, the film was in Completed status.

On or about April 13, 2014, the film was in Development status.

The Dig Release Date: When was it released?

The Dig was released in 2021 on Friday, January 15, 2021 (Limited release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including The Marksman, One Night In Miami... and Promising Young Woman.

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