After 'Big Little Lies' Reese Witherspoon post hints she may have found her next project in 'Where the Crawdads Sing'

Actor Reese Witherspoon posted a picture of herself with Delia Owens, the author of 'Where the Crawdads Sing', and talked about the novel's impressive female lead

                            After 'Big Little Lies' Reese Witherspoon post hints she may have found her next project in 'Where the Crawdads Sing'

Reese Witherspoon, whose show 'Big Little Lies' received critical acclaim worldwide, might have just hinted at her next project through an Instagram post.

The 'Legally Blonde' actor shared a picture with author Delia Owens who penned the novel 'Where the Crawdads Sing' and wrote at length about the author and the central female character in the book, Kya, and what inspired the author to create such a character.


Her caption read, "Loved seeing @authordeliaowens today! Do you know her debut novel, #WheretheCrawdadsSings has sold over 1 MILLION COPIES?! She is one of the most fascinating woman I have ever had the joy of meeting.

"Fun fact: she was born in Thomasville, Georgia but she worked as a wildlife scientist in Africa for over 20 years studying elephants & lions & hyenas. She told me the lead character of Kya was inspired by her study on the behavior of groups of female animals in the wild. How amazing is that? If you haven’t read her book, you should check it out!(sic)"

The book by author Delia Owens was featured in The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list of 2019.

Set in Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in late 1969, 'Where the Crawdads Sing' tells the story of Kya Clark who is ostracized, bullied by everyone and called a 'Marsh Girl'. Kya takes to living an isolated life in the marshes all by herself for 10 years before she is accused of murdering Chase Andrews.

The book is a murder mystery and at the same time a coming-of-age story of a girl who has lived in isolation for a decade. 

It would be interesting to see Witherspoon adapt the book as a series or as a film. If her post is anything to go by, it looks like she is really impressed with the author and the book, and would love to take this forward. 

Witherspoon is currently involved with her hit television show 'Big Little Lies' in which she plays the role of Madeline Martha Mackenzie. She also confirmed that she will be a part of 'Legally Blonde 3' in which she plays the role of lawyer Elle Woods.