Where the Crawdads Sing (film)

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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing (film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byOlivia Newman
Screenplay byLucy Alibar
Based onWhere the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyPolly Morgan[1]
Edited byAlan Edward Bell
Music byMychael Danna
Production
companies
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • July 15, 2022 (2022-07-15)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$43.7 million[2]

Where the Crawdads Sing is an upcoming American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Delia Owens, directed by Olivia Newman from a screenplay written by Lucy Alibar, and produced by Reese Witherspoon. The film stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr., and David Strathairn.[3]

Where the Crawdads Sing is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 15, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Plot[edit]

Kya is an endlessly resourceful young girl who grows up in a North Carolina marsh. She later becomes a suspect in the murder of a man who once pursued her.

Kya is abandoned by her parents and older siblings in the early 1950's, and learns to survive on her own. She is taught to read and write by her friend Tate Walker and falls for him, but is left behind once again when he goes to college.

Chase Andrews is a quarterback who draws Kya into a tryst with promises of marriage that never materialize. After she ends their relationship, he attacks her and she narrowly escapes. Then, while she is away, Chase is found dead and Kya is engulfed in a murder trial, with the evidence against her seeming insurmountable.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On January 25, 2021, it was announced that Taylor John Smith and Harris Dickinson would be joining Daisy Edgar-Jones in a film adaptation produced by Hello Sunshine and 3000 Pictures for Sony Pictures, based on Delia Owens' best-selling novel Where the Crawdads Sing. The film will be directed by Olivia Newman from a screenplay written by Lucy Alibar.[5] On March 17, 2021, David Strathairn joined the cast of the film.[6] On March 30, 2021, Jayson Warner Smith joined the cast of the film.[7] In April 2021, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Hyatt, Ahna O'Reilly, Sterling Macer Jr., and Jojo Regina joined the cast.[8] In June 2021, Eric Ladin joined the cast of the film.[9]

Principal photography took place from March 30 to June 28, 2021, in New Orleans[10] and Houma, Louisiana.[11]

Release[edit]

It is scheduled to be released on July 15, 2022. It was previously scheduled to be released on June 24, 2022,[12][13] before being delayed to July 22, 2022,[14] and then being moved up by a week to July 15.[15]

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who wrote and performed the original song "Carolina" for the film, said she "got absolutely lost in [the book] when I read it years ago" and "wanted to create something haunting and ethereal"[16] when the film's promotional trailer was first released.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chitwood, Adam (June 8, 2021). "How 'A Quiet Place Part II' Cinematographer Polly Morgan Channeled Spielberg to Craft an Intimate Spectacle". Collider. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Fastlane NextGen: Initial Certification Search" (Type "Where the Crawdads Sing" in the search box). Louisiana Economic Development. Archived from the original on June 15, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "What to Expect From 'Where the Crawdads Sing,' Daisy Edgar-Jones's Poignant Next Film". Vogue. February 25, 2022. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  4. ^ "What to Expect From 'Where the Crawdads Sing,' Daisy Edgar-Jones's Poignant Next Film". Vogue. February 25, 2022. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 26, 2021). "'Where The Crawdads Sing': Taylor John Smith And Harris Dickinson Join Film Adaptation For 3000 Pictures, Hello Sunshine And Sony". Deadline. Retrieved January 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 17, 2021). "'Where The Crawdads Sing': David Strathairn Joins Film Adaptation For 3000 Pictures, Hello Sunshine And Sony". Deadline. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  7. ^ Welk, Brian (March 30, 2021). "'Walking Dead' Star Jayson Warner Smith Joins 'Where the Crawdads Sing' Adaptation (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 14, 2021). "Garret Dillahunt, Michael Hyatt & More Join Daisy Edgar-Jones In 'Where The Crawdads Sing' Adaptation From Sony". Deadline. Retrieved April 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 16, 2021). "Annet Mahendru Joins 'Stu'; Eric Ladin In 'Where The Crawdads Sing'; Steve Eastin Boards 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' & More – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  10. ^ "Film and TV Projects Going Into Production - Where The Crawdads Sing". Variety Insight. June 28, 2021. Archived from the original on October 5, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  11. ^ "Houma transforms for Reese Witherspoon's new movie, 'Where the Crawdads Sing'". July 13, 2021. Retrieved October 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Grobar, Matt (May 6, 2021). "Sony Pictures Sets Release Date For Crime Drama 'Where The Crawdads Sing'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  13. ^ Grobar, Matt (February 16, 2022). "'Where The Crawdads Sing' And 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Scribe Lucy Alibar Signs With CAA". Deadline. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  14. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 14, 2021). "Sony Moves 'Bullet Train' & 'Where The Crawdads Sing' To Summer". Deadline. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  15. ^ Bonomolo, Cameron (March 18, 2022). "Sony's Bullet Train Pushes Back Release Date". Comicbook. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  16. ^ Nolan, Emma (March 22, 2022). "Taylor Swift wanted a "haunting" song for 'Where the Crawdads Sing'". Newsweek. Retrieved March 23, 2022. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story.
  17. ^ Blistein, Jon (March 22, 2022). "Taylor Swift Teases New Song 'Carolina' in 'Where the Crawdads Sing' Trailer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 23, 2022.

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