Jessica Chastain Joins Emma Stone & Bryce Dallas Howard in THE HELP
Jessica Chastain has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming DreamWorks’ adaptation “The Help.” The film is an adaptation of the best-selling Kathryn Stockett novel and will be directed by Tate Taylor, who also wrote the script for the project.
The film centers on black maids working in white households during the 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi. Chastain will play the role of Celia Foote. Foote is an insecure woman constantly trying to fit into Southern high society but is met with rejection by other women at every turn. Chastain joins a cast that already includes Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Octavia Spencer. The film begins shooting near the end of July in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Chastain has several projects in the works. She will next appear as Brad Pitt’s wife in “Tree of Life. She also recently finished work on the thriller “The Fields.”