Trailer for The Help, starring Emma Stone

The first trailer for The Help, starring Emma Stone, has arrived online!

This film tells the story of the 2009 novel of the same name by author Kathryn Stockett. Set in 1960 Jackson, Mississippi, Stone stars as a budding writer (Skeeter) who returns to her hometown after finishing college. However, she’s shocked way in which black maids are being treated within the local community, and decides to write an exposé from the perspective of ‘the help’.

Stone is joined by the likes of Bryce Dallas Howard (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Octavia Spencer (Dinner For Schmucks) and Viola Davis (Doubt), in what promises to be a touching tale of the struggle for racial equality in 1960s Southern America.

The Help is also the directorial début of Tate Taylor, and has been scored by Oscar-nominee Thomas Newman – the man behind films such as The Shawshank Redemption and American Beauty.

Despite the hard-hitting subject matter, Stone looks like she’ll be as watchable in this as she has been in her more light-hearted films of late, such as Easy A. She’s also finished filming for upcoming comedy Friends with Benefits, in which she stars alongside Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.

You can also catch Stone later this year, when she’ll appear along with the likes of Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Julianne Moore in Crazy, Stupid, Love, before taking on the iconic role of Gwen Stacy in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Help is yet to be given a UK release date, but hits the US this August – check out the trailer below:

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