It’s been a long wait for fans, but on Thursday, Sony Pictures officially announced the official release date of Where the Crawdads Sing. The film will hit theaters on June 24th, 2022.
Where The Crawdads Sing is an adaption of the 2018 Delia Owen’s novel of the same name. The novel has topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 and The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2020 for a combined 32 non-consecutive weeks. As of January 2021, the book has spent 124 weeks on the bestseller list.
Directed by Olivia Newman, Where the Crawdads Sing is set in the mid-20th century South, and follows a young woman named Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) who raises herself in the marshes of the small town Barkley Cove after being abandoned by her family. When Kya’s former boyfriend is found dead, she is forced into the spotlight, and is immediately assumed by those around her that she is responsible for the murder. Deadline describes this crime thriller/ coming-of-age story as a film that “…explores our universal yearning for connection, formative first loves, and ultimately, how strong and resilient each of us is, no matter the obstacles standing in our way”.
Alongside Edgar-Jones, Garrett Dillahunt also stars in the drama, as well as David Strathairn, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr., Jayson Warner Smith and more. Where The Crawdads Sing is scripted by Lucy Alibar. Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter are producing the film for Hello Sunshine. The executive producers are Jon Wu, Rhonda Fehr and Betsy Danbury.