"Where the Crawdads Sing", a new dramatic feature adapting the novel by Delia Owens, is directed by Olivia Newman starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, Taylor John Smith and David Strathairn, opening July 15, 2022:
"....'Kya' is an endlessly resourceful young girl who grows up in a North Carolina marsh. Abandoned by her parents and older siblings in the early 1950's, she learns to survive on her own. When she is taught to read and write by her friend 'Tate Walker', she falls for him, but left behind when he goes off to college.
"'Chase Andrews' is a quarterback who draws Kya into a tryst with promises of marriage that never materialize. After she ends their relationship, he attacks her and she narrowly escapes. Then, while she is away, Chase is found dead and Kya is engulfed in a murder trial, with the evidence against her seeming insurmountable..."