Carey Mulligan ("Drive") has entered the final stage of negotiations to participate in the filming of the historical drama The Dig ("Excavation *"). Previously, Nicole Kidman claimed the role, and the film itself was supposed to be released on the BBC, but now it has been intercepted by the online service Netflix. Filming will be led by Simon Stone (Daughter), based on a script by Gabriel Tana (Philomena) written based on real events. The main male role in the project is assigned to Rafe Fiennes.|
The action of the tape will unfold on the eve of World War II, and the plot will revolve around the widow Edith Pretty (Mulligan), who is sure that a treasure has been buried on her land plot. As it turns out later, the main character's forebodings were not deceived. Fiennes will play archaeologist Basil Brown, helping Edith in every possible way until he is relegated to the background of museum curators.
Mulligan previously collaborated with Netflix on the drama The Farm Mudbound, and more recently her acting talent was featured in Paul Dano's critically acclaimed Wild Life.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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