The novel The Help was a wild success and we're finally getting our first look at the film starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney. If you haven't heard of it yet, here's the synopsis.
"Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Emma Stone) is 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. Aibileen (Viola Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, 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."
I'll admit, I didn't know much about the film and I haven't read the book, but even more than the synopsis, the trailer for The Help got me excited. First of all, Emma Stone is one of my favorites and from what we saw here, it looks like she's got more in her than just comedy. Plus, you really get the flavor of a time we Americans are all ashamed of. Rarely does a trailer make me head straight to Amazon to buy the book. This one did. Check it out and let us know what you think.
A 90-second version of the trailer will also air tonight at 10 p.m. on the Barbara Walters 20/20 royal wedding special, William & Catherine: A Modern Fairytale.
The Help premieres August 12 and don't miss our set visit stories coming soon!
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