The Help is a new upcoming film by writer/director Tate Taylor and starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone and (according to us) Allison Janney! Though the film is still shooting, DreamWorks has already began promoting it and in doing so has launched a contest with iVillage (check out all the rules here) providing fans the chance to visit the set of the movie and meet the all star cast (you can see how little they all are!). Pretty cool if you’re a fan! This is kind of what they did with Twilight, but for some reason it feels a bit less dirty. If you want to enter make sure you send in your copies soon, they HAVE to be received by August 15th in order to be considered!
Check out the official synopsis:
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (star of the breakout hit, “Zombieland”) as Skeeter, 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. Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (“Eat Pray Love”) stars as Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, who 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.
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling novel, “The Help” is a provocative and inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
So what do you think? Wanna win that set visit?