Reese Witherspoon to Produce “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Reese Witherspoon. Photo by Jen Lowery/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock (9065693zf)

Reese Witherspoon is bringing Where the Crawdads Sings to the big screen.

The Oscar-winner’s Hello Sunshine has lined up its next project. According to Variety, Fox 2000 has acquired the best-selling novel Where the Crawdads Sings and has tapped Witherspoon’s production company to produce a feature film adaptation. Witherspoon and her partner Lauren Levy Neustadter will produce the feature.

Witherspoon is a big fan of the Delia Owens novel selecting the New York Times best-seller for inclusion in her Reese’s Book Club.

“With a jaw-dropping mystery, stunning Southern setting, and endlessly fascinating female heroine at its center, I loved this book the moment I read it and am so excited to join forces with Elizabeth and her team to bring Delia’s truly moving page-turner to the screen,” Witherspoon said in a statement.

“I knew and loved Delia’s writing so when I saw that Reese’s Book Club was recommending her new book, I started reading it right away. It is absolutely exquisite, so I immediately reached out to Reese and Lauren and said I wanted to bring it to life on film alongside them,” Elizabeth Gabler of Fox 2000 said in a statement. “We at Fox 2000 have an incredible synergy with Reese, Lauren, and their team at Hello Sunshine, and I am elated that we can once again be partners in the creation of yet another extraordinary film from an outstanding literary property.”