Sunday, June 27, 2021

Where the Crawdads Sing


Have you read the book, "Where the Crawdads Sing"?  If not, it would make for a great summer read.  You definitely should read it before June 2022 when the movie releases.  Then when you watch the movie, you can think of me!  Why?  Because part of it is being filmed right here in Houma, Louisiana.  On a sad note, I applied to be an extra back in April but never got a call.  Boo.  

A section of downtown has been transformed into 1950s storefronts. Veronica and I were out shopping and decided to stop to see it up close.  Picture overload below!  But we don't see this sort of thing often and it was pretty cool. 

Filming should begin sometime this week.  Reece Witherspoon is gonna be here! Several blocks will be closed to all traffic, so it's going to be a nightmare getting anywhere for the next few days.  I'd love to go watch, but parking will be scarce and I'm not sure if they will allow anybody to hang around on edge of the set.  

Just remember next summer when you see the movie and Kya the Marsh Girl is running barefoot through town, remember it's my town and you saw it here first! 


  1. I did read the book about a year and a half ago. I think I liked it, lol. I read when I'm exercising on the treadmill and I'm doing a lot of skim reading. I can follow along with plots that way but I don't retain the story a few months after I read books. So I can't remember too much about it lol :)

    How cool though that the movie is being filmed in your area! What a transformation to make it look for the time period of the movie. I'm sure you'll enjoy going to see it and being able to point out areas of your town where the filming took place!

    I see ads occasionally looking for extras but they always seem to be looking for something that I'm not (like a young woman lol :)

    Let us know if you see anyone famous during the shooting if you just happen to be in the same area they are in!


  2. That is so exciting! I read the book and thought it was really good. Looking forward to see how they make the movie. Hopefully they won't change the story to much if at all!

  3. Lovely post and photos 😍😍

  4. How exciting. Yes, I did read the book and I loved it. Just hope the script sticks close to the book as they so often don't. I will definately think of you.

  5. I've heard so much about the book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I am so excited about the upcoming movie. I will definitely think of you when I watch the movie!