Where the Crawdads Sing Has Been Scheduled This Year. Check Out the Updates!

Delia Owens’ best-selling story, Where the Crawdads Sing, finally makes its way to the silver screen. According to Amazon and New York Times best-seller lists, this critically and commercially praised novel has been the most popular fiction book.

Initially selected by Reese’s Book Club in September 2018, Witherspoon herself has now adapted the murder mystery. This book has a loyal following anxiously anticipating the film adaptation, and it’s easy to understand why.

Here is what we know about the Where the Crawdads Sing feature film as of this writing.

What Is the Storyline of the Crawdads Movie?

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Per Sony Pictures: “Where the Crawdads Sing depicts the tale of Kya, an abandoned child who brought herself to maturity in the treacherous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, stories of the ‘Marsh Girl plagued Barkley Cove, separating the clever and strong Kya from her community.

Drawn to two young guys from town, Kya exposes herself to a new and stunning world; but when one of them is discovered dead, the community quickly cast her as the primary suspect. As the investigation proceeds, the judgment as to what occurred becomes more murky, threatening to uncover the numerous mysteries inside the marsh.”

What Is the Release Date of Where the Crawdads Sing?

The movie’s filming started in April 2021 and concluded in July. As soon as shooting was over, star Daisy Edgar-Jones took to Instagram to share these behind-the-scenes photos with her followers, writing: “Where the crawdads are diddle daddling Crawdads has worked tirelessly to bring this lovely narrative to life, and I can’t wait for you all to experience Kya’s marsh in all its grandeur.

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Since finishing Delia Owens’ book, we’ve been anticipating the sequel with bated breath. Fortunately, the wait will be short. The film Where the Crawdads Sing is scheduled for release on July 22, 2022, during the summer of this year.

Where the Crawdads Sing Cast

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A mix of newcomers and Hollywood’s brightest stars make up the film’s ensemble cast. Daisy Edgar-Jones, a 23-year-old actress, best known for her role in Hulu’s Normal People, will portray Kya, the show’s protagonist.

Both Harrison Dickinson, a well-known actor in independent films, and Taylor John Smith, well known for his role as Prince Phillip in the Disney picture Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, will play the parts of Chase and Tate Walker, Kya’s best friend, and love interest respectively.

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Fans may recognize him from HBO’s Sharp Objects, an adaptation of another best-selling book, Where the Crawdads Sing.

Other Cast Members:

  • David Strathairn as Tom Milton
  • Jayson Warner Smith as Deputy Joe Purdue
  • Ahna O’Reilly as Ma
  • Sterling Macer Jr. as Jumpin
  • Eric Ladin as Eric Chastain
  • Garret Dillahunt as Pa
  • Michael Hyatt as Mabel

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