WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (2022) Review of mystery thriller with release news and 2nd trailer

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‘Secrets are buried just beneath the surface’
Where the Crawdads Sing is a 2022 American mystery thriller about a young woman who raises herself in the marshes of the deep South; she becomes the prime suspect in the murder case of a young man she was once involved with.

Directed by Olivia Newman from a screenplay written by Lucy Alibar, based on the book of the same name by Delia Owens. Produced by Aislinn Dunster, Elizabeth Gabler, Reese Witherspoon and Erin Siminoff.

The 3000 Pictures-Hello Sunshine production stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Garret Dillahunt, Taylor John Smith and Eric Ladin.

Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) is an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community.

Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh…

“A braver film would have aimed for actual grit more than the allusion to it, looked to the scabbier (and thus interesting) parts of Kya’s personality, captured a fundamental awkwardness to life outside of human interaction along with an idealized naiveté. Most of all, drawn out darker aspects of Kya’s story that could justify an implausible twist ending…” The Guardian

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In the US, Where The Crawdads Sing will be released theatrically by Sony Pictures Entertainment on July 15th 2022.

Main cast and characters:
Daisy Edgar-Jones … Kya
Harris Dickinson … Chase Andrews
David Strathairn … Tom Milton
Garret Dillahunt … Pa
Taylor John Smith … Tate Walker
Eric Ladin … Eric Chastain
Michael Hyatt … Mabel
Ahna O’Reilly … Ma
Charlie Talbert … Mr Mosley
Luke David Blumm … Little Tate
Billy Slaughter … Albert Higgenbottom
Jayson Warner Smith … Deputy Joe Purdue
Jojo Regina … Little Kya
Logan Macrae … Jodie
Bill Kelly … Sheriff Jackson
Sterling Macer Jr. … Jumpin
Blue Clarke … Little Chase
Sarah Durn … Miss Ariel
Mike Harkins … County Clerk
Robert Larriviere … Doctor Robert
Jerri Tubbs … Patti Love Andrews
Michael Wozniak … Professor Chapel Hill

Filming locations:
New Orleans, Louisiana

Technical details:
2 hours 5 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.39: 1

Filming dates:
Between 30th March 2021 and 28th June 2021

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