Daisy Edgar-Jones Lands The Lead Role In Highly Anticipated Movie

Hurrah! Another best-selling book is being adapted for our viewing pleasure.


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She shot to stardom as Marianne Sheridan on BBC and Hulu’s Normal People, the TV adaptation to Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel, and now, Daisy Edgar-Jones will lead another bestselling book to our screens.

This time for a movie, Daisy Edgar-Jones has announced that she will star in Where The Crawdads Sing, based on the book by Delia Owens.

Playing the lead role of Kya in the new movie, Daisy will be in good hands as the film has also announced that Olivia Newman will be directing, based on a script by screenwriter Lucy Alibar and lastly, produced by Reese Witherspoon and her production company Hello Sunshine.


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For those who don’t know the storyline, without giving away too much, Where The Crawdads Sing follows the story of Kya, a young woman who is abandoned and left to raise herself in a small town. But when the town’s golden boy Chase Andrews is murdered, Kya becomes the main suspect.

Sharing her excitement to Instagram, Daisy reshared the news on Deadline, saying:

“I actually can’t believe this?”


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Now, we don’t have any more cast details, let alone a release date for the movie, but, we’re not complaining, we’re just so excited to see this land on the big screen.

Who knows, Paul Mescal might even make a little appearance?! Well, that’s a reunion for our dreams anyways.


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