I’m nearly finished listening to “The Help” on audiobook, so every time I see a clip of the upcoming movie, I find myself smiling and nodding….nodding that Dreamworks’ got the casting so right.  Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer appear to be brilliant in the sneak peeks and each playing her role as is if they were written for her. I can’t wait to see their full performances in just about a week when I attend a sneak peek showing in LA.

Here’s the new behind the scenes look at the movie with cast interviews. It also includes a small cameo by Mary J Blige in regards to her song.  You can read more about her song, “The Living Proof“, and see an extended clip with Mary J Blige where shares the talents she brought to the film through her amazing voice and her song.

This clip takes me right back to my childhood. The look and feel of a typewriter in action, the 50’s-style kitchens, the fashions, and the racism. It looks and feels very, very real. I’m impressed at the level of perfection achieved by Dreamworks.

THE HELP is rated PG-13 and opens in theatres in the US on August 12, 2011



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.

From DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media, “The Help” is directed by Tate Taylor and produced by Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, with screenplay by Tate Taylor. “The Help” releases in theaters August 12, 2011.

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