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.”
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“I’m not even sure I can express in words how much I love this book.” When @reesewitherspoon gives THIS glowing of a review, you know it’s a gonna be a good one! Our September book pick for #ReesesBookClub is #WhereTheCrawdadsSing by @authordeliaowens. Read along with us at @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine!