5 Reasons Everyone Should See ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’!

Where The Crawdads Sing is an upcoming film produced by Reese Witherspoon and based on a New York Times bestselling book AND features a song by Taylor Swift! If all of that didn’t convince you, here are some other reasons this is a must-watch! 

Where The Crawdads Sing is an adaptation of the New York Times Bestselling Delia Owens novel and is coming to a theatre near you this month. The film, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, is one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2022. No matter who you are, this film is a must-see, and here’s why.

It’s Based on the “Defining Book of the Decade”

Delia Owens’ Where The Crawdads Sing is a record-breaking phenomenon that follows two timelines that slowly intertwine into one page-turning narrative. One timeline follows the young and abandoned “marsh girl”, Kya. The other chronicles an investigation into the Barkley Cove posterchild, Chase Andrews. Owen’s 2018 novel was named “Best Book of the Year” by The New York Times Book Review, Bloomberg, and USA Today, just to name a few. Just in case that didn’t convince you enough, the story is also Business Insider’s Defining Book of the Decade.

Reese’s Stamp of Approval

Where The Crawdads Sing was selected for inclusion in Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon’s book club in 2018.

In a statement, Reese said, “With a jaw-dropping mystery, stunning Southern setting, and endlessly fascinating female heroine at its center, I loved this book the moment I read it and am so excited to join forces with Elizabeth and her team to bring Delia’s truly moving page-turner to the screen.”

Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, puts women at the center of every story they create. Where The Crawdads Sing perfectly aligns with Witherspoon’s agenda, being written by a female author and featuring a female protagonist.


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It Stars “it Girl” Daisy Edgar-Jones

24-year-old English actress Daisy Edgar-Jones has made an effective entrance into Hollywood. The new “it girl” has portrayed another one of literature’s most beloved characters, Marianne in the Hulu Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. This year, Edgar-Jones also starred opposite Sebastian Stan in Hulu’s Fresh and in FX’s true-crime series, Under the Banner of Heaven. The main character, Kya, successfully captured our hearts, and Edgar-Jones’ previous performances promise a marvelous portrayal.

Swiftie Central

The successful novel has a long list of fans, including Taylor Swift! In an Instagram post, Taylor shared her long admiration for the film which influenced her to be a part of the project musically. Her folksy single, “Carolina” was released earlier this month and will be featured on the film’s soundtrack.


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Good For The Soul

There’s so much to fall in love with in this tale, which masters the difficult balance of a moving coming-of-age story and a haunting mystery. Where The Crawdads Sing is vulnerable, thought-provoking, and sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

Where The Crawdads Sing arrives in theatres July 15, 2022!

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Allison Martinez

Allison Martinez is a senior Broadcast Journalism student at Washington State University who loves reporting on all things pop culture, sports, and news!