Viola DavisDreamWorks is looking to find some good 'Help' these days.

Variety reports that Viola Davis ('Doubt') is in talks to join 'The Help,' based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of Stockett's, will direct and adapt the screenplay, and will co-produce with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Viola DavisDreamWorks is looking to find some good 'Help' these days.

Variety reports that Viola Davis ('Doubt') is in talks to join 'The Help,' based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett. Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of Stockett's, will direct and adapt the screenplay, and will co-produce with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

'The Help' takes place in 1960s Mississippi and centers on a maid whose candid interview with a writer sends a shockwave of controversy through the community and shatters the unspoken code of behavior in governing Southern households. Davis is in talks to play Aibileen, the maid, with Emma Stone ('Zombieland') currently circling the role of the writer.

Viola Davis, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance as Mrs. Miller in 'Doubt,' is currently in previews on Broadway in the Scott Rudin-produced revival of August Wilson's 'Fences,' co-starring Denzel Washington.

She'll next be seen opposite Julia Roberts in 'Eat Pray Love,' based on the bestselling book by Elizabeth Gilbert.


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