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Daisy Edgar-Jones to Play Kya in Film Adaptation

Daisy Edgar-Jones of “Normal People” has been solid within the function of Kya in 3000 Pictures and Hello Sunshine’s movie adaptation of “Where the Crawdads Sing.”

Olivia Newman will direct the movie at Sony based mostly on Delia Owens’ New York Times bestselling novel from 2018 and a screenplay from Oscar nominee Lucy Alibar.

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Elizabeth Gabler’s 3000 Pictures are producing the movie. Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter are producing for Hello Sunshine, and Gabler, Erin Siminoff and Aislinn Dunster are overseeing the challenge for 3000 Pictures.

Set in opposition to the backdrop of the mid-20th century South, “Where the Crawdads Sing” facilities on a younger lady named Kya who, deserted by her household, raises herself on their own within the marshes outdoors of her small city. However, when her former boyfriend is discovered lifeless, Kya is thrust into the highlight, immediately branded by the native townspeople and regulation enforcement because the prime suspect for his homicide. Equal elements haunting crime thriller and transferring coming-of-age story, “Where the Crawdads Sing” explores our common craving for connection, formative first loves, and finally, how sturdy and resilient every of us is, irrespective of the obstacles standing in our means.

Edgar-Jones was critically lauded for her breakout efficiency within the Emmy Award-nominated sequence “Normal People,” based mostly on Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel. Her different credit embody recurring roles on “War of the Worlds”  and “Cold Feet.” She is represented by UTA, Hamilton Hodell and Public Eye Communications.

“Where the Crawdads Sing” was printed by G.P. Putnam’s Son in August 2018 and spent 110 weeks on the Times bestseller listing, promoting greater than 8.5 million copies worldwide.

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