Emma Stone, the young up-and-comer who drew our eyes in The House Bunny and was in last years sleeper hit Zombieland, is about to become super-well-known as part of The Help.
The actress is in talks to star in Dreamworks’ adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel.
Stone would play the lead, “Skeeter” Phelan, a white recent college graduate living in the South in the early 1960s so uncomfortable with the current social norms of her Mississippi, where the black maids do all the work and receive none of the respect, that she sets out to write a book chronicling their experiences, a tell-all that uncovers the racism, cruelty and deplorable actions of the white society women, some of whom are her own friends.
Gasp. I kinda want to read the book now.
I say do it, girl. And roll your way up all the way to the top of the A List.