- Daisy Edgar-Jones, David Strathairn, Garret Dillahunt
- July 22nd 2022
- Olivia Newman
Daisy Edgar-Jones plays a lonely outsider accused of murdering one of the town’s most popular men in this mystery-drama.
After Delia Owens’ novel Where the Crawdads Sing became a runaway success in 2018, it was only a matter of time before a film adaptation came along.
The mystery-drama, directed by Olivia Newman, is set in 1969 in Barkley Cove, North Carolina, where a murder trial is taking place against outsider Kya Clark (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who grew up alone in a shack on the marshes near town.
When Chase Andrews (Harris Dickinson) is found dead at the bottom of a fire tower, local prosecutors insist “the Marsh Girl” must have done it, despite there being no evidence to incriminate her.
While she tells her story to defence lawyer Tom Milton (David Strathairn), the film flashes back to her childhood and then cuts back and forth between the past and present so we can learn more about Kya’s life.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a character-driven drama that would have done really well at the cinema 10-20 years ago but nowadays, this type...