‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ First Look: A Love Letter to Growing Up in the South

Vanity Fair has given us our first look at the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing, featuring photos of stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, Taylor John Smith, and David Strathairn, among others.

Where the Crawdads Sing, described as a “lyrical blend of romance, crime thriller, and survival story, follows Kya, a young girl in the marsh of North Carolina who yearns for connection after being abandoned by her family. After one of the men Kya becomes romantically entangled with shows up dead, she is even further ostracized from the community, and the town’s previously concealed secrets bubble up to the surface.”

Check out the first look images below.

Reese Witherspoon, a producer on the film who also selected the book for her Hello Sunshine Book Club in 2018, spoke to Vanity Fair about her love of Crawdads:

“I read this novel probably in one day, maybe two days. I just couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Kya as a main character, as a little girl who’s growing up in this very rural area, who’s shunned by society, and is trying to find a way to just save herself, just survive. And the way that Delia Owens wrote this book with such authenticity, you could just tell she really grew up in this place. She really appreciated the nature around her. The book is a love letter to growing up in the South, which for me really resonated because I grew up in New Orleans and Nashville.”

I haven’t read the book yet, but I might have to before summer. I’m digging what I see from the photos.

Where the Crawdads Sing hits theaters July 22, 2022.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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