Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times.

  • Director

    Tate Taylor
  • Writers

    Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett (Novel)
  • Producers

    Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green
  • Executive Producers

    Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, L. Dean Jones Jr. , John Norris, Sonya Lunsford, Mark Radcliffe, Jeff Skoll, Tate Taylor


  • Emma Stone
  • Viola Davis
  • Octavia Spencer