DreamWorks Is In Need Of Serious “Help”

DreamWorks Pictures has scored the film rights to Kathryn Stockett’s novel “The Help” for 1492 Pictures and Harbinger Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter

Sounding like a female-targeted “Upstairs, Downstairs,” the story explores the complicated relationships between the upper class matriarchs and their servants in the American South of the early 1960’s.

Tate Taylor (“Pretty Ugly People,” “Road Signs”) will both direct and adapt the script. He will also produce along with Brunson Green, Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus and Mark Radcliffe.