Netflix confirmed the extended cast for “The Dig,” a new film from director Simon Stone. Moira Buffini adapted the screenplay for the upcoming project, which is based on a book by John Preston. The film is currently in production in the UK and will be released worldwide by Netflix in 2020.
The cast now includes Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, and Monica Dolan. Gabrielle Tana is producing “The Dig,” alongside Ellie Wood, Murray Ferguson, and Carolyn Marks. Redmond Morris is serving as a co-producer.
Netflix’s official logline reads, “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 it’s uncertain future.”
Netflix stopped short of announcing a launch window for the film, other than the 2020 release date, but a few teasers will most likely be released over the next few months.
Lily James is also co-starring in Netflix’s “Rebecca” adaptation. The classic thriller tells the story of a newly-married young woman who, on arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca. Ben Wheatley is directing the remake, with James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, and Ben Crompton.
Alfred Hitchcock famously directed an adaptation of the novel in 1940. That film featured Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, and Gladys Cooper.
If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you have a lot of options to stream in November. Through the month, Netflix is releasing the animated-comedy “Klaus,” “American Son,” “I Lost My Body,” “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan,” and “The Irishman.” On the animated slate, you have “She-Ra and the Princess of Power: Season 4,” and “The Dragon Prince: Season 3.”
The December schedule already includes Ryan Reynolds’ “6 Underground,” “The Two Popes,” “Lost in Space: Season 2,” and “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.” Netflix has several other big projects on the way, like “The Witcher” adaptation, “Green Eggs and Ham,” ” Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” “Holiday Rush,” “Holiday in the Wild,” “The Knight Before Christmas,” and “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.”
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