Where The Crawdads Sing


Secrets are buried just beneath the surface

Where the crawdads sing follows a woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South who becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Based on the bestselling novel by Delia Owens which 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 late February 2022, the book has spent 150 weeks on the best seller list. Where the Crawdads Sing is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 15, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Daisy as: Kya
Other cast: Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., Garret Dillahunt
Screenplay by: Lucy Alibar
Directed by: Olivia Newman
Production Status: Post-Production
Release: July 15, 2022
Genre: Drama
Produced by: Reese Witherspoon & Lauren Neustadter
Run time: N/A
Music by: Mychael Danna
Country of Origin: United States
Budget: $43.7 million



Production Notes & Process

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. On March 17, 2021, David Strathairn joined the cast of the film. On March 30, 2021, Jayson Warner Smith joined the cast of the film. In April 2021, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Hyatt, Ahna O’Reilly, Sterling Macer Jr., and Jojo Regina joined the cast. In June 2021, Eric Ladin joined the cast of the film.

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

Trivia & Facts

  • 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” for it.
  • The trailer for the film dropped on Reese Witherspoon’s birthday, March 22.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2022   |   Duration: 02:26   |   Views: 2517
    The worldwide phenomenon and best-selling book is coming to the big screen. Watch the trailer for Where The Crawdads Sing, featuring an original song from Taylor Swift. Exclusively in movie theaters July.
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  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 04:23   |   Views: 2330
    We sat down with actress Daisy Edgar-Jones to chat about playing Noa in Fresh with Sebastian Stan, fans calling her the love child of Dakota Johnson and Anne Hathaway, as well as details of the long-awaited film, Where The Crawdads Sing.

Promotional Press

Vanity Fair
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Harper's Bazaar
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Elle Magazine
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‘Where the Crawdads Sing’: ‘Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones Set As Lead