There’s been a lot of buzz around Netflix’s deal with Sony which grants the streamer exclusive licensing rights to the company’s new theatrical releases for an 18-month window starting in January 2022. With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 set to return comics fans to the world of Miles Morales, Netflix users are understandably excited. But there’s also a reason for fans of literary fiction to pay attention to this deal, as Where the Crawdads Sing will also be making its way to the platform.
The film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Delia Owens is set to rewind the clock back and take viewers to a small Southern town in the mid 20th century. There they will meet Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a young woman who lives in the marshlands. Abandoned by her family, she has raised herself by living off of what the land provides.
In want of a connection, Kya thinks she’s found love but things take a turn. When her ex-boyfriend is found dead the town blames her, and Kya finds herself entangled in a case where she is the primary murder suspect.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a tentpole film for Sony’s theatrical releases in 2022 for good reason. The book has remained on the New York Times Best Seller’s list for 124 weeks. That’s over two years. Owens’ novel was released in August 2018.
Where the Crawdads Sing release date
There hasn’t been a release date scheduled for Where the Crawdads Sing. However, Southern Living reports that a casting call for background actors has gone out in the New Orleans area. The casting call puts filming between April 26, 2021 and an undetermined date in June 2021.
If filming doesn’t suffer from COVID-19-related delays, that could put Where the Crawdads Sing as an early 2022 release. For Netflix users, that would mean the film would be making its premiere on the platform between 2-3 months after its theatrical debut, which would still be early in the year, likely sometime in the spring. As of right now, this is all speculation.
We’ll keep you posted on more Where the Crawdads Sing release news as it comes in.
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