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Reese Witherspoon, who is behind some of the best TV adaptations of recent times, is turning her attention to bestseller Where The Crawdads Sings.
The actress-turned-producer, who most recently worked on Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere, has acquired the rights to develop Delia Owen's murder mystery Where The Crawdads Sing into a movie. Exciting!
Reese Witherspoon to adapt book club choice Where the Crawdads Sing into film
Reese Witherspoon has announced a forthcoming film adaptation of one of her book club selections, Where the Crawdads Sing. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the film will go ahead, with Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter producing the project under their banner Hello Sunshine for 3000 Pictures, Sony's lit-minded feature label. Olivia Newman, known for helming Netflix's First Match, will take the director's chair. Witherspoon previouslyThe Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the film will go ahead, with Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter producing the project under their banner Hello Sunshine for 3000 Pictures, Sony's lit-minded feature label.
Released in 2018, the novel not only topped the New York Times bestsellers list and remained Amazon's most popular fiction book throughout 2019, but was also Reese's bookclub pick in September 2018.
It tells the story of Kya, a young woman who was forced to raise herself on the North Carolina marshes when her family abandoned her.
As an adult, and now a successful author, Kya is accused of murdering her former boyfriend, a beloved member of the town she now lives in, and must piece together what actually happened.
say the movie will be "both a crime thriller and a coming-of-age tale that intertwines two timelines" with Olivia Newman, who wrote and directed Netflix feature First Match, on as director.
Reese Witherspoon shares emotional response to Emmy nominations
Reese Witherspoon took to Instagram to share an emotional response to the Emmy nominations. The Little Fires Everywhere star paid tribute to late director Lynn Shelton , after she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Director for a Movie, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, for her work on Little Fires Everywhere. Lynn worked with Reese on the hit show before her devastating death in May. Taking to Instagram shortly after the news was announced, the mother-of-three shared a screengrab of Lynn's nomination on Instagram, alongside the message: "This touched my heart.
Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild scribe Lucy Alibar is writing the script. As of yet, it's unclear whether Reese will star as well as produce, but one thing is for sure: we're excited.
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