THE HELP Moves Up Two Days To August 10 Release
DreamWorks Pictures’ THE HELP will now open in theaters on Wednesday, August 10th instead of the previously announced August 12. The audience will be treated to a moving story of hope and courage, laced throughout with large doses of humor.
Filmed on location in Mississippi, director Tate Taylor summed up his hopes for the film’s impact on the audience: “I hope it will make people stop and consider their past and start sharing their own personal stories about what someone meant to them. It’s honoring these people, past and present, because these characters are heard and seen in this movie and that serves as a touchstone for remembrance and tribute for the people watching the movie.”
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.
Rounding out the all-star cast are Octavia Spencer as Minny, Bryce Dallas Howard as the malevolent Hilly Holbrook, Allison Janney as Skeeter’s mother, Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote, Sissy Spacek as Hilly’s mother, Ahna O’Reilly as Elizabeth Leefolt, Anna Camp as Jolene French and Cicely Tyson as Constantine.