Today Dream Works The Help starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer,Bryce Dallas Howard, Sissy Spacek, Mika Vogel and Chris Lowell is released in the UK & Ireland.
The Help is based on Kathryn Stockett’s much loved best selling novel, set during the 1960′s Mississippi Civil Rights movement, it is a provocative and inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behaviour is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
In this feaurette you will here author Kathryn Stockett who tell us it hasn’t been a easy road as the book was originally rejected by 60 literature agents as they believed the book wouldn’t be successful. The Help is about relationships between black and white women during a period of time when the colour of person’s skin did matter to some unsavoury individuals its sad nowday’s 55 years after the film’s years there’s still people who have a problem. Like all good things a few months later the book became a worldwide success selling 5 million copies in 35 countries around the world from this film studios started to contact Stockett but she had already sold the rights to her close friend film maker Tate Taylor who was clued up on the book and knew the best way to adapt the book to the screen the proper way.
In this Featurette you’ll here from Stockett & Taylor looking at the way that the book was changed to a film and has exclusive clips from the film
Based on the best-selling phenomenon and one of the most talked about books in years, The Help is an uplifting must-see movie event. Starring Emma Stone (Golden Globe Nominee, Easy A) as Skeeter, Viola Davis (Academy Award® Nominee, Doubt) as Aibileen and break out sensation Octavia Spencer as Minnie, The Help is a funny, heart-warming and thought-provoking book about three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who risk their jobs, reputations and lives when they embark on a secret writing project together. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humour and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the ability of a small group of people to shine a beacon of light in changing times.