Rising actress Jessica Chastain (“The Tree of Life,” “The Fields,” “Coriolanus”) has joined the cast of “The Help” for Dreamworks Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel, the story explores the complicated relationships between the upper class matriarchs and their servants in the American South of the early 1960’s.
Chastain will play Celia Foote, an insecure Southern lady constantly trying to fit in with the high society women who reject her. Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Chris Lowell, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard also star.
Tate Taylor directs from his adapted script. Taylor, Brunson Green, Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus and Mark Radcliffe are producing. Filming kicks off next month in Greenwood, Mississippi.