CATE BLANCHETT TIPPED FOR LEAD ROLE AT SUTTON HOO

Oscar Winner, Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett is said to be in talks about playing the role of landowner, Mrs Pretty, in a new film project about the excavation of the Sutton Hoo burial grounds.

The project is based on a John Preston Novel named 'The Dig' and tells the story of the 1938 excavation of the grounds of Sutton Hoo by archeaologist Basil Brown., where he uncovered 7th Century Saxon Ship, thought to be the last resting place of King Raedwald.

It is thought the production team hope to start filming on the site close to Ipswich later this year.