The Help

The Help Brief Information

The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The film features an ensemble cast, including Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone. The film and novel recount the story of young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. The story focuses on her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. In an attempt to become a legitimate journalist and writer, Skeeter decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids"?referred to as "the help""? exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families.

DreamWorks Pictures acquired the screen rights to Stockett's novel in March 2010 and quickly commissioned the film into production with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, and Brunson Green as producers. The film's casting began later that month, with principal photography following four months after in Mississippi.

The Help News

• Octavia Spencer to star in Netflix's 'Madam C.J. Walker' series
• Nelsan Ellis, 'Elementary' and 'True Blood' actor, dead at 39
• Jessica Chastain marries Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in Italy
• 'Saturday Night Live' imagines Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump

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