THE HELP Begins Filming

Shooting will being this summer in Greenwood, Mississippi for the film version of The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Greenwood will be standing in for Jackson, Mississippi; the filmmakers feel it has “a lot of similar aspects of Jackson in the 1960s,” reports the AP.

The movie stars Emma Stone as Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan and Viola Davis as Abileen. Deadline New York reported earlier that Bryce Dallas Howard will play mean girl Hilly Holbrook.

The movie will be directed by Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of Stockett’s.

The book is still at #4 on the NYT Hardcover Best Seller list after 58 weeks. That’s remarkable longevity; none of the other titles on the list have been on for longer than 4 weeks.

A trade paperback edition is scheduled for January, 2011.

The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade – (2011-01-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0425232204 / 9780425232200

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