Where The Crawdads Sing is about to become a Hollywood movie – and it's all thanks to Reese Witherspoon 1 month ago

Where The Crawdads Sing is about to become a Hollywood movie – and it's all thanks to Reese Witherspoon

OK, so who's excited for this?

It has sold close to five million copies since it was first published in 2018, and now Delia Owen's Where The Crawdads Sing is about to be made into a movie – by none other than Reese Witherspoon.

Witherspoon, of course, helped boost the visibility of the book when she included the book in her book club selection in September 2018.

And now the 44-year-old actress, who runs her own media production company, Hello Sunshine, has acquired the rights to develop Where The Crawdads Sing into a movie.

If you haven't read it yet, the book tells the story of Kya, a young girl in North Carolina who is forced to raise herself in the early ‘50s, before being accused of a murder in her teenage years. Part coming-of-age story, part murder mystery, the book, with its many twists and turns, will leave feeling like you simply cannot put it down until you have finished it.

Reese, of course, has had great success with her media company, producing the likes of like Big Little Lies, Wild, Gone Girl, Little Fires Everywhere – and more – over the past few years.