Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., Garret Dillahunt, Ahna O’Reilly, and newcomer Jojo Regina join the cast of Where The Crawdads Sing. They join previously cast Diasy Edgar-Jones.
Where The Crawdads Sing is a film adaptation based on Delia Owens’ 2018 NYT best-selling novel of the same age. The book follows two intertwining storylines. One explores a young girl abandoned by her family, while the other investigates the murder of a local celebrity from the same area.
Olivia Newman is directing based on a script written by Lucy Alibar. The film adaptation is set in a small Southern town in the mid 20th century. It centers on Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a young woman who, abandoned by her family, raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. However, when her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is thrust into the spotlight, instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.
Where the Crawdads Sing is equal parts a haunting crime thriller and a moving coming-of-age story. It explores our universal yearning for connection and our formative first loves. It also explores ultimately how strong and resilient each of us is, no matter the obstacles standing in our way.
Regina, in her first major film role, will play Little Kya.
Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter are producing for Hello Sunshine. Elizabeth Gabler, Erin Siminoff and Aislinn Dunster are overseeing the project for 3000 Pictures.
G.P. Putnam published the book in 2018 and has sold 10 million copies worldwide.