Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thomas Newman is currently writing the score for the upcoming drama The Help. The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett about the conflicted and complex relationships between Southern women and their housekeepers at the beginning of the civil rights movement. In the film, an aspiring writer in 1960s Mississippi sets out to write a book chronicling the way black maids are being treated by society. The movie stars stars Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Viola David, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel and Cicely Tyson. The Help is directed by Tate Taylor who made his directorial feature debut on 2008′s Pretty Ugly People.