One time Lorenzo caught Tom watching some period drama and asked him what it was. “It’s Judi Dench in a bonnet,” he replied. “What more do you need to know?” In that vein, whatever else The Dig is, it’s a bunch of British actors in 1930s tweeds. How much more information do you need?
Oh, fine. We’ll give you the somewhat scant details anyway:
Director: Simon Stone
Screenplay by: Moira Buffini
Based on the novel by: John Preston
Produced by: Gabrielle Tana p.g.a., Ellie Wood, Murray Ferguson and Carolyn Marks Blackwood
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes, Monica Dolan
As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist 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.
We looked up the novel this is based on and it actually does sound like an interesting story that might avoid all the tweedy cliches of English period country dramas. And it’s got a killer cast, to boot.
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