Friday 25 March 2022

Marsh mystery Where the Crawdads Sing

2 years ago, the UK went into lockdown for the first time with a new normal in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19). Like many, I’ve lost family and friends during the ongoing pandemic, attended funeral services online and helped elderly and clinically vulnerable neighbours without access to technology. All the while socially distanced and shielding.

Normal People, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (War of the Worlds) and Paul Mescal as ill-fated lovers, became a poetic pop culture phenomenon on BBC Three and Hulu. Subsequently, Edgar-Jones has appeared alongside Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) in Fresh on Star on Disney+ and will soon be seen in a movie adaptation of Delia Owens' novel Where the Crawdads Sing.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released an official trailer featuring a new song by Taylor Swift.

Read the official synopsis:

"From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors 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."

“I fell so deeply in love with the world that Delia created, she has such a poetry to her writing. And her characters are so incredibly special, and deep and complex — particularly Kya, of course,” said Edgar-Jones in a video on Instagram. “I would describe Kya as fiercely resilient, wonderfully curious and strong. And I just feel so privileged and excited to be playing her.”

Where the Crawdads Sing is in cinemas this July.

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