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Trailer for the film When the Crawdads Sing based on novel by Delia Owens

The bestselling novel Where The Crawdads Sing is set for the big screen.

The book, written by American author Delia Owens, received global acclaim in 2018 and gripped readers and now the trailer has landed for its film debut.

It will star Normal People's Daisy-Edgar Jones in the lead role of Kya, and it will feature a new original song by Taylor Swift.

The film, due for release on June 24, will follow Kya, a young woman from the North Carolina marshes, who becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the film is "both a crime thriller and a coming-of-age tale that intertwines two timelines."

The book topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list of 2019 and The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list of 2020 for a combined 32 non-consecutive weeks.

Taylor Swift shared a clip of the trailer on her Instagram, it features her new song ‘Carolina’, she said: “Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago.”

"As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible Daisy Edgar-Jones and produced by the brilliant Reese Witherspoon, I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side."

Swift said she wanted to create something "haunting and ethereal" to match the "mesmerizing story."

"You’ll hear it fully soon," she promised.

The film is directed by Olivia Newman from a screenplay by Lucy Alibar and produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.

The cast includes Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr. and David Strathairn.

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