Daisy Edgar-Jones lands leading role in the film adaptation of Where the ...

Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones lands leading role in the film adaptation of bestselling book Where the Crawdads Sing

By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline

Published: 09:52 BST, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 09:55 BST, 22 October 2020

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Daisy Edgar-Jones has landed the leading role in the film adaptation of the bestselling book Where the Crawdads Sing.

The Normal People actress, 22, will star as the main character Kya in the movie that is based on the novel by Delia Owens set in America's Deep South.  

The story follows Kya, a young woman who is abandoned by her parents and left alone to raise herself on a marsh just outside a small town in North Carolina. 

New project: Daisy Edgar-Jones has landed the leading role in the film adaptation of the bestselling book Where the Crawdads Sing

New project: Daisy Edgar-Jones has landed the leading role in the film adaptation of the bestselling book Where the Crawdads Sing

After she becomes a respected author Kya is then accused of the murder of her former boyfriend Chase Andrews.   

Legally Blonde's Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will produce Where the Crawdads Sing for Sony Pictures via their company, Hello Sunshine. 

The book topped the New York Times' best-sellers list for 32 weeks in 2019 and 2020 and sold between 8 and 9 millions copies around the world.  

Exciting: The Normal People actress, 22, will star as the main character Kya in the movie that is based on the novel by Delia Owens set in America's Deep South

Exciting: The Normal People actress, 22, will star as the main character Kya in the movie that is based on the novel by Delia Owens set in America's Deep South

Olivia Newman, who wrote and directed the film First Match in 2018 will direct the movie, while Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar will write the script. 

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