Dreamworks have released the first official trailer for THE HELP starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Mika Vogel, Octavia Spencer and Chris Lowell. The movie is based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel, with Tate Taylor directing in his first feature. It is set in the 1960’s Mississippi civil rights movement, about 3 women who come together and form an unlikely friendship, to write a book that tells the stories of Black maids and the realities of their lives working in servitude to white families.
This movie will be out on August 12th in USA and proves not every movie coming out this summer will be glitzy sequels or comicbook movies. No word yet on the UK&Irish release date yet, check out 3 new images below which were also released.
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.