Another Familiar Face Just Joined the Cast of the 'Where the Crawdads Sing' Movie

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From The Pioneer Woman

Is there anything Reese Witherspoon can't do?

Not only is she an award-winning actress, but the Southern gal is a popular clothing designer, best-selling author, and amazing mama to three kids. What, like it's hard? 馃槈 Much like Legally Blonde's Elle Woods, Reese isn't afraid of a challenge鈥攕o she's adding another impressive accomplishment to her (pink and scented?) resum茅.

According to Deadline, the hardest working lady in Hollywood is set to produce a film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing. The murder mystery book by Delia Owens is now a New York Times bestseller and Amazon's most sold fiction book of 2019. Whoa!

If you're not familiar with the page-turner, here's a quick catch-up. Set in rural North Carolina during the late 1960s, the novel tells the story of a young girl named Kya who has lived alone in the area's marsh for years.

But her peaceful life is shattered when her former boyfriend turns up dead (gasp!) and the townspeople accuse the mysterious "Marsh Girl" of being behind it, thrusting Kya into the spotlight. Fair warning, you won't want the story to end!

The film's full cast has not yet been announced, but we do know a few people you can expect to see. To start, actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, who's best known for her role in the popular series Normal People, has landed the lead role of Kya!

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Deadline reports that actors Taylor John Smith and Harris Dickinson will also be part of the film, though their exact roles have not yet been announced.

Oscar nominated actor David Strathairn recently joined the star-studded as well. Again, it's not yet clear what his part in the film will be either.

Photo credit: David M. Benett
Photo credit: David M. Benett

Now, we just need to know one more thing: Will Reese herself take on an acting part in the movie? Let's hope so!