Courtesy of Dreamworks, we have a look at the upcoming film THE HELP, which stars Emma Stone (EASY A, ZOMBIELAND). The film is based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Stone stars as a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives—and a small Mississippi town—upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.
Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (EAT PRAY LOVE) stars as Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, who is the first to open up—to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly—and unwillingly—caught up in the changing times.
The film is directed by Tate Taylor and produced by Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan.
Take a look at the new stills below. THE HELP opens in the Autumn of 2011.