(KSWB) — The long-awaited film adaptation of Delia Owens’ bestselling novel “Where the Crawdads Sing” is almost here.
On Tuesday, Sony Pictures released the first trailer for the upcoming film starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People”), Taylor John Smith (“Sharp Objects”) and Harris Dickinson (“The King’s Man”).
The story follows Kya Clark, an abandoned orphan who is raised in the swamps of North Carolina in the 1950s and later deals with the justice system after being named a suspect in the murder investigation of a man she was once involved with.
The critically acclaimed novel was named the best-selling book of 2019 by USA Today. According to author Delia Owens’ website, the book has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
The trailer also features a special surprise – a teaser for a brand new Grammy Award-winning song by Taylor Swift.
Swift shared the trailer to her social media on Tuesday morning, expressing her excitement to be involved in the adaptation of a book she “got completely lost in.”
“‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ is a book I got completely lost in when I read it years ago. As soon as I heard there was a movie in the works starring the incredible @daisyedgarjones and produced by the brilliant @reesewitherspoon, I knew I wanted to be a part of it on the musical side,” Swift wrote. “I wrote the song ‘Carolina’ on my own and asked my friend @aarondessner to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this compelling story.
The film, directed by Olivia Newman (“First Match”), is produced by 3000 Pictures and Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” is set to be released on July 15.
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