When Reese Witherspoon finds a book she likes, she doesn't just make it her next book club pick - she turns it into a major Hollywood blockbuster. After adapting the likes of Wild and Gone Girl, the actress also gave Australian author Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies the TV treatment. To dizzying success, we might add.
Now, Witherspoon has found her next big project: along with co-producer Lauren Neustadter, she's set to make a feature film from Delia Owens' celebrated novel Where The Crawdads Sing, which also happened to make an appearance as one of her book club picks.
The New York Times best-seller follows Kya, a young girl in North Carolina who is forced to raise herself in the early ‘50s, before being accused of a murder in her teenage years – it's a part coming-of-age story and part murder mystery.
Olivia Newman has signed on to direct, with a screenplay adapted by Lucy Alibar. And considering how successful Witherspoon's past projects have been, including her most recent Little Fires Everywhere, we've got high hopes for this being another book-to-screen adaptation done right.
While we wait for more info, we suggest you give this one a re-read.