Listen to “Carolina” by Taylor Swift WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
“About a year and a half ago I wrote a song about an incredible story, the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively and literally. The juxtaposition of her loneliness and independence. Her longing and her stillness. Her curiosity and fear, all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness… and the world’s betrayal of it. I wrote this one alone in the middle of the night and then Aaron Dessner and I meticulously worked on a sound that we felt would be authentic to the moment in time when this story takes place. I made a wish that one day you would hear it. ‘Carolina’ is out now.” —Taylor Swift
Producer Reese Witherspoon on “Carolina” by Taylor Swift
“Taylor Swift writing a song for the film based on these characters was the greatest gift that we could have received,” says film producer Reese Witherspoon. “We got a call from Taylor and her team to tell us she had written a song, “Carolina,” that incorporates so many of the haunting elements of the movie. I’ve gotten to talk with her a couple of times about what inspired the song and how she wrote it. Obviously, she’s a beautiful songwriter who understands so much about folk and country music, and it’s her appreciation of those genres that made the song so perfect for this film. And who doesn’t love a gorgeous, haunting Taylor Swift song?”
About WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People, Fresh) as “Kya Clark,” Taylor John Smith (“Sharp Objects”) as “Tate Walker,” Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man) as “Chase Andrews,” Michael Hyatt (Snowfall) as “Mabel,” Sterling Macer, Jr. (Double Down) as “Jumpin’,” and David Strathairn (Nomadland) as “Tom Milton.”
Olivia Newman (First Match) directs the screenplay by Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) based upon the novel by Delia Owens. The 3000 Pictures film is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.
Genre: Mystery Thriller / Drama
Rating: This film is not yet rated by The Motion Picture Association. For future rating information, please visit www.filmratings.com.
Runtime: 125 mins.
Director: Olivia Newman
Screenplay: Lucy Alibar
Based on the novel by: Delia Owens
Producers: Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter
Executive Producers: Rhonda Fehr, Betsy Danbury
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr., and David Strathairn
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING will open in theaters nationwide on July 15th.
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