WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
Director: Olivia Newman
Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr, Garret Dillahunt
Delia Owens’ novel Where the Crawdads Sing has been a mainstay on the New York Times bestseller list ever since Reese Witherspoon raved about it and put it in her book club. Now her production company Hello Sunshine has turned it into a movie hoping to win over a new audience. It’s set in the marshes of North Carolina when two young boys discover a dead body under a fire tower. Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as Catherine “Kya” Clark who is instantly targeted as the suspect. The local townies only know her as “marsh girl” and have labeled her an outcast since she was a young girl. Her trial becomes one of rumors and hearsay to determine whether or not she killed her ex-boyfriend, Chase Andrews (Dickinson).
Here’s my review