Where the Crawdads Sing Movie

It’s hard not to be a Reese Witherspoon fan. From her iconic acting roles (hello, Elle Woods) to her more recent success as a producer, the multi-hyphenate is a Hollywood powerhouse. Now, Witherspoon is adding yet another impressive feature to her oeuvre: a film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing.

The best-selling murder mystery by Delia Owens was originally a Reese’s Book Club pick in September 2018. Since then, the critically and commercially acclaimed novel dominated the New York Times best-sellers list and became Amazon’s most sold fiction book for all of 2019.

It’s clear Owens’s novel has a devoted audience, eagerly waiting to see the book brought to life on the big screen. While production is ongoing, here is everything we know so far about the Where the Crawdads Sing feature film.

Crawdads will hit theaters on June 24, 2022.

Sony Pictures announced a release date for the film, and it’s not until next summer. The movie is set for a theatrical run beginning on June 24, 2022.

The movie is currently filming.

On April 27, Sony Pictures shared a photo of a clapboard and a copy of the book with the caption, “And so it begins @CrawdadsMovie.” Star Daisy Edgar-Jones shared a similar sneak peek on her Instagram stories. The movie will film throughout parts of Louisiana, including New Orleans.

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Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, is behind the new adaptation.

In addition to her time in front of the camera, Witherspoon has garnered much success with her company, Hello Sunshine. The media company focuses on telling stories that place women both behind-the-scenes and at the center of stories.

According to the Hello Sunshine website, “We tell stories we love—from big to small, funny to complex—all shining a light on where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward.”

Indeed, Witherspoon’s prior selections certainly fit this bill. Previous productions have included the movies Wild and Gone Girl, along with the television shows, Big Little Lies, The Morning Show, and Little Fires Everywhere.

The coming-of-age story revolves around a possible murder.

Given her chilling work on Gone Girl and Big Little Lies, we know Witherspoon is no stranger to the murder mystery genre. Crawdads will be different, however, as the story focuses on a younger narrator, Kya, otherwise known as the “Marsh Girl.”

The novel, set in 1969 in a quiet coastal North Carolina town, focuses on Kya, who has lived alone in the Marsh for years, immersed in the natural world. Her whole life changes when she is suspected of murder and thrust into the center of an investigation. Naturally, intrigue and mystery follows in this stunning coming-of-age portrait.

Witherspoon is certainly looking forward to the project. “It’s just one of those really exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s very fulfilling.”

Women will helm the movie.

Of course, Witherspoon is producing Crawdads, alongside film executive Lauren Neustadter.

Olivia Newman will direct the feature, her largest project to date. The director made her feature debut with First Match, a 2018 Netflix sports drama. She has also directed episodes of FBI, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD.

Writing the script is Lucy Alibar, who is best known for co-writing the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild. That script earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s unclear how true-to-book this script will be, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, Newman will also have oversight on the storyline.

Daisy Edgar-Jones will star as Kya.

The star of the buzzy Hulu series, Normal People, will take on Crawdad‘s lead role, the “Marsh Girl” at the center of a murder investigation, set in 1969 North Carolina.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones will take on the lead role of Kya.

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Deadline also reported that Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Michael Hyatt (Snowfall), Ahna O’Reilly (The Morning Show), Sterling Macer Jr. (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), and newcomer Jojo Regina will also join the movie’s cast. Regina will play the role of “Little Kya,” but it has not yet been announced what parts the other actors will take on.

Can’t wait for the movie? Get ready by reading the novel.

The book was a best-seller for a reason. Get a head start on your movie preparation by reading Owens’ critically acclaimed novel now. Trust us, you won’t be able to put it down.

We’ll keep updating this page as we get more information on the film adaptation.

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