The Dig Movie

The Dig movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, January 15, 2021 (Limited)
Friday, January 29, 2021 (Netflix)

brief sensuality and partial nudity

Runtime: 1 hr, 52 m
Language: English

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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Who stars in The Dig: Cast List

"Spaceman" , "Promising Young Woman"  

"No Time to Die" , "The King's Man"  

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" , "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!"  

"The Outfit" , "Emma"  

"Ways to Live Forever" , "Little Boy"  

"One Day" , "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"  


"Sightseers "  

Who's making The Dig: Crew List

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

  1. December 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. April 2014: The film was in Development status.

The Dig Release Date: When was the film 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, Don't Tell A Soul and Outside the Wire.

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