Where The Crawdads Sing is a movie adaptation of the hugely popular book with the same title written by Delia Owens. The movie’s trailer is an aesthetically pleasing treat to the eye. Backed by Sony, Directed by Olivia Newman, Where the Crawdads Sing is a thrilling sensational movie that follows Kya, a young woman from the North Carolina marshes who becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Kya is played by the gorgeous Daisy Edgar-Jones. The female representation in the book as well as the movie is very promising. Kya is a fiercely resilient, wonderfully curious and strong character.
The movie also casts Taylor John Smith as Kya’s friend Tate and Harris Dickinson as Chase, the murdered ex-lover amongst more like David Strathairn, Garret Dillahunt and Ahna O’Reilly. The actors seem on-point, the production sets too. The cinematography is beautiful and very supportive of the story that unfolds. The authentic trailer appeals to all the reader fans of the story and it is interesting to see how well cast it looks only in the two and a half minute trailer. What I liked the most about the trailer is how short and self-sufficient it is whilst being overly explaining the details of the plot.
This clever thriller is a slow burn, a murder mystery that teaches and as the narrator herself states in the trailer, ‘Every creature does what it must to survive.’ The trailer itself is so captivating that the movie resounds of hope to be one of the most clever murder mysteries of July and perhaps the year. Regardless of being short and twisted, the trailer is wholesome. The trailer also declares the release of the new Taylor Swift Song, Carolina.
It is high time for viewers and readers both to watch a significantly accurate adaptation of a book to a movie. With the raw setup of the countryside, the prominent lake which is vital for the story and superb casting decisions, Where the Crawdads Sing seems to be moving in the right direction. It is simply beautiful to watch the short clips and frames jumping now and then in the trailer not revealing more than what is necessary. It is a story that will grow on you, but will the movie too? Only time will tell.
Where The Crawdads Sing will be released in July of 2022.
You can watch the trailer here –