Where the Crawdads Sing is an upcoming mystery drama movie made in America. Directed by Olivia Newman, the movie is based on Delia Owens’ best-selling novel of the same name. The story is about a girl named Catherine Clarke who grew up alone in the marshes of Carolina after she was abandoned by her family.
The movie is set in Carolina in the 1950s. Catherine, commonly referred to as Kya, is caught in a trap by Chase Andrews, who makes big empty promises to her on the condition of their marriage. Realizing the sham, Kya ends their relationship, which causes Chase to attack her.
She manages to escape, but Chase is found dead after a few days, and she becomes the principal suspect.
The movie is set in a fictional town called Barkley Cove in Carolina. The surroundings consist of marshes and trees.
The production crew of the film found Houma to be a suitable place for filming. Houma is a city in Louisiana, United States, and is rich in swamps. River Missouri makes the landscape a perfect setting for a 1950s fishing town. New Orleans is another location used for filming Where the Crawdads Sing.
When was Where the Crawdads Sing Filmed?
The filming of Where the Crawdads Sing commenced on March 30th, 2021. The filming ended on June 28th, 2021. The principal cinematographer of the film is Polly Morgan, who took the responsibility of capturing the nature and ethereality of life in Carolina marshes.
Where the Crawdads Sing: Release Date
Where the Crawdads Sing is set to premiere in cinemas on July 15th, 2022. The movie will be first released in the United States of America. It is true that previously Where the Crawdads Sing was about to be released on July 22nd. But the release date is now preponed to July 15th,2022.
Where the Crawdads Sing: Cast
Where the Crawdads Sing showcases two timelines, before and after the murder of Chase Andrews. There are two lead characters whose childhood is also portrayed in the film- Kya and Tate. The movie stars Daisy Edgar Jones as the protagonist, Catherine Clarke or Kya.
The actor got recognition and praise after her acting in Lenny Abrahamson’s Normal People. Normal People, released in 2020, was also an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel.
Fans are excited to see Daisy Jones on screen again, enacting one of their favorite book characters. The role of young Catherine is played by Jojo Regina.
Alongside Daisy Edgar Jones is the Californian actor Taylor John Smith who will play the role of Catherine’s love interest, Tate Walker. Taylor John Smith has been a part of some successful movies like Sharp Objects and will not disappoint the viewers. Luke David Blumm plays the role of young Tate Walker.
Harris Dickinson, best known for his role in Beach Rats, is chosen to play the role of Chase Andrews. The film also features Michael Hyatt as Mabel, Jayson Warner Smith as Deputy Joe Purdue, Garret Dillahunt and Ahna O’Reilly as Mr. and Mrs. Clarke (Catherine’s parents), David Strathairn as Tom Milton, and Eric Ladin as Eric Chastain.