Set in mid-20th century South, the New York Times best-seller follows Kya, a young girl in North Carolina who is abandoned by her family and is forced to raise herself in the early '50s. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya suddenly finds herself in the spotlight, and is immediately accused of the murder.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is set to be part coming-of-age story and part murder mystery.
Who Is Cast In Where The Crawdads Sing?
While production is in its early stages, the full official cast list is currently unknown. However, Deadline has confirmed that Normal People's Daisy Edgar Jones has been cast in the lead role of Kya.
On January 25, Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine confirmed actors Taylor John Smith—who has starred in another book-to-TV series Sharp Objects with Amy Adams in 2018—and Harris Dickinson (Maleficent) are also joining the cast.
Olivia Newman has also signed on to direct the film, 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.
What Is The Release Date For Where The Crawdads Sing?
Filming is yet to begin on the film, so it'll likely be a while before we get to see it on the big screen. However, the movie did officially go into pre-production as of July 2020, so it may be closer than we think.
While we wait for more info, we suggest you give this one a re-read.