Where the Crawdads Sing trailer features a haunting new song by Taylor Swift

Based on the eponymous novel by Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing is an upcoming thriller set to hit theaters on July 15

Where the Crawdads Sing
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Fans can finally get a first look at the much-anticipated movie adaptation of Delia Owens' award-winning novel Where the Crawdads Sing.

Starring Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones in the lead role, the movie tells the tale of a young woman who lives in the North Carolina marshes and becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation concerning a man she was in a romantic relationship with.

The haunting first trailer for the film, which hails from Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hey Sunshine, is out now and it features a song by Taylor Swift called Carolina. 

"As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible @daisyedgarjones and produced by the brilliant @reesewitherspoon, I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side," Taylor wrote in an Instagram post this week, also revealing that she read the book and loved it. "I wrote the song 'Carolina' alone and asked my friend @aarondessner to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story." Mission accomplished.


Reese also took to the social media platform to celebrate the release of the trailer. "The gift of all gifts!," she wrote. "Thrilled to share the official trailer for @crawdadsmovie, coming to theaters this July."

The actor actually selected the novel as her Reese's Book Club pick in September of 2018, just a month after it first came out. Needless to say, Delia's words resonated with many readers as her book became the top-selling fiction pick on Amazon in 2019, also appearing on a slew of other best seller lists.

"I fell so deeply in love with the world that Delia created, she has such a poetry to her writing. And her characters are so incredibly special, and deep and complex — particularly Kya, of course," Daisy said about her character in an Instagram post last month. "I would describe Kya as fiercely resilient, wonderfully curious and strong. And I just feel so privileged and excited to be playing her."

You can catch the film in theaters beginning July 15.

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