‘Where The Crawdads Sing’: Everything You Need To Know About Reese Witherspoon‘s Next Movie
Where the Crawdads Sing is based on Delia Owen’s debut novel. Amazon sales for the book says it is one of the most read books in the initial weeks of the lockdown in 2020. Now, thanks to Reese Witherspoon, we can expect a movie adaptation of the story of Kaya in the near future. Reese Witherspoon shared her love for the book via her online book club on Instagram. Soon, she revealed that through her production company Hello Sunshine, she signed on to produce the feature film.
What is the plot of Where the Crawdads Sing?
The book is set in the middle of the 1960s and 1970s in North Carolina marshes. It centers around the life of Kya Clark, who is known as “marsh girl.” Abandoned by her own family as ac child, she is left to survive in the swamps. Shunned by residents of nearby Barkley Cover, Kya’s only friends are the animals who live in the marsh. She develops relationships with two boys from town, but one’s mysterious death sees her getting caught up in a murder trial.
Oscar-nominated writer Lucy Alibar is writing the screenplay. Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s Lauren Levy Neustadter will produce the project, while Oliva Newman, will oversee the rewrite of the movie and will direct the movie.
Where the Crawdads Sing Cast
Daisy Edgar-Jones has been cast Kya. It is not clear at the moment if Witherspoon will star in the film.
John Taylor Smith is cast as Tate. He is known for his work in HBO’s series Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams, and currently starring opposite Chloë Grace Moretz in Shadow in the Clouds, according to Deadline, Taylor Smith will take on the lead role of Tate.
Harris Dickinson as Chase. Known for his role opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Harris Dickinson will play Chase.
Where the Crawdads Sing Casting Calls
Casting directors are now casting background extras and stand-ins to work on the upcoming feature film as it films in New Orleans, Louisiana. Check out the latest casting call breakdowns below.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” now casting!
BAILIFF (must recur all WEEK)-filming in St. Bernard and covid testing FRI, JUNE 11th
Filming JUNE 14th-18th (ALL DAYS)
CAUCASIAN MALE 20s and OLDER AGE RANGE
This is set in the 1960s.
Males must be okay clean shaven (mustaches okay) and must be okay with haircuts to look period appropriate.
Females, natural hair color/styles
FITTINGS WILL BE MANDATORY IN NEW ORLEANS
COVID TESTING IS MANDATORY AND WILL TAKE PLACE prior to a fitting and AGAIN BEFORE FILMING on JUNE 14th
COVID TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE IN NEW ORLEANS
FILMING WILL TAKE PLACE IN ST. BERNARD PARISH (Chalmette area)
Now Casting men and women to work as paid background actors
Acting experience is not required!
Show info: Movie adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing written by Beasts of the Southern Wild alum, Lucy Alibar, will be produced by Oscar winner and Louisiana native Reese Witherspoons.
Filming in and around New Orleans and Houma, Louisiana from Mid April – Mid June
Where the Crawdads Sing is a New York Times Best Selling novel. Set in the 1950s-60s era, this coming-of-age mystery will keep us wanting more. As we follow Kaya, a lonely marsh girl raised by the native land due to family abandonment, we soon will learn she will become the prime suspect in the murder case of a local man she was once involved with.
General Background (18+) $105/12 / (minors) $80/8
WHERE THE CRAWDADS’s SING” now casting the following:
JUMPIN’s MEMORIAL SERVICE -1990s time frame-Jumpin’s family members (ALL AGES 6 +)
Films in Madisonville, LA
AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN/WOMEN AGE RANGE 6-100!
FITTINGS MAY BE MANDATORY
COVID TESTING IS MANDATORY AND WILL TAKE PLACE prior to a fitting if needed and AGAIN BEFORE FILMING.
APRIL 26 in NEW ORLEANS:COVID TESTING (nasal swab) -must have entire day open and flexible
APRIL 27 in MADISONVILLE: FILMING (must have entire day WIDE OPEN)-call time will likely be EARLY IN THE MORNING.
RATE IS 105/12 FOR ADULTS 18 and OLDER
RATE IS 80/8 for CHILDREN 6-17 AGE RANGE
$30 FOR COVID TEST
CHILDREN MUST HAVE A GUARDIAN ON SET that is willing to also be covid tested prior to shoot. Parents must be able to provide a copy of the Birth certif./social sec. along with minor consent form.
FEATURED EXTRA/RECURRING PART OPPORTUNITY!
“Where the Crawdads Sing” looking for “YOUNG BRIAN”
-7-12 AGE RANGE CAUCASIAN BOY WITH RED HAIR
-OKAY FILMING IN NORTH SHORE, LA , NEW ORLEANS AND
-DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED BUT MUST BE FLEXIBLE
-MUST BE OKAY RIDING A BICYCLE
-RATE: $125 per day + $30 covid test per child and guardian, and $25 for PREFIT COSTUMES
YOUNG BRIAN PLAYS THE FRIEND OF ONE OF OUR MAIN MALE CAST- we will see him frequently
MUST HAVE A GUARDIAN THAT CAN ATTEND SET WITH THE CHILD ON FILMING DATES AND ATTEND A COVID TEST PRIOR TO FILMING EACH DAY OF WORK. GUARDIAN AND KID WILL BOTH TEST AND BE PAID $30 EACH PER COVID TEST.
MUST BE OKAY WITH HAIR CUT TO LOOK CLEAN CUT LIKE FROM 1950S ERA and attend a prefit
Parent will have to provide a copy of child’s birth cert. & social sec. card in order to work along with a signed minor consent form.
Movie Adaptation of “Where the Crawdads Sing”
Produced by Reese Witherspoon Acting experience is not required!
Now casting a YOUNG KAYA PHOTO DOUBLE-RECURRING ROLE
Caucasian Girl Age range 7-10 /BRUNETTE-must have flexible schedule (READ ALL NOTES)
WILL BE NEEDED: BETWEEN APRIL 26-LATE JUNE.
WE have not set schedule yet so we are looking for a child with a parent that has a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE***
Must be okay working in the following areas: NEW ORLEANS, HOUMA, MANDEVILLE, MADISONVILLE- NORTHSHORE, LA
This CHILD AND PARENT will have to COVID TEST PRIOR TO EACH DAY THE CHILD WORKS (parent and kid are both paid for covid testing) -NO ONE else would be able to be on set with the child, only the person being covid tested in advance.
Rate: $125 per day for child + COVID TESTING PAY for parent & child
NEW CASTING A RUN OF SHOW STAND IN FOR NEW PROJECT!
We are looking for a female to be a RUN OF SHOW STAND IN from APRIL 26- MID JUNE with full open availability with the idea you will work everyday for the main actress.
Brunette, approx 5’6 RANGE
REQUIRED CAMERA TEST DAY WILL BE MARCH 25th and COVID TESTING MARCH 23rd.
Rate: $125/day +COVID TESTING PAY
We will work mostly in New Orleans and in the HOUMA, LA area. Note** if you are working in Houma on location with us, we do not have info yet so do not let the location stop you from applying.
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