David Oyelowo Enlists “The Help”

British thesp David Oyelowo (“Spooks”) has joined the cast of “The Help” at DreamWorks Pictures reports Variety.

Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, the story centers on the conflicted and complex relationships between Southern women and their housekeepers at the beginning of the civil-rights movement.

Oyelowo will play a Southern preacher. Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard also star. Tate Taylor directs from a script she adapted.