Posted on 12/12/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Reese Witherspoon will produce the movie adaptation of Where The Crawdads Sing, according to Variety.

Delia Owens’s debut novel has spent months on the New York Times bestseller list, and it also was chosen as one of Witherspoon’s book club picks.

Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, will work on the project with Fox 2000, which has a strong track record of adapting hit novels into equally successful movies (for instance, The Fault in Our Stars and The Devil Wears Prada).

Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, a young woman who raises herself outside of a small southern town and comes to be the prime suspect in her ex-boyfriend’s murder.

“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 bring Delia’s truly moving page-turner to the screen,” Witherspoon said in a statement.

Read more about the deal and the forces behind it in Variety.

Categories: Today in Books

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I usually do not read novels but this one was highly recommended by a friend. I can't believe how good it is and how well written. It is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. The movie should be fantastic. Sasha Calle (Lola - Young & Restless) would be a perfect Kya.
SusieG | 11/07/2019 at 08:15 PM
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