At least one director is hoping The Help gets Hollywood interested in other stories from the civil rights era.
Malcolm Lee, the director of Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins and other films, will be among those watching. It might lead to some interest in African-American historical stories, said Lee, who is interested in bringing the Emmett Till story to the screen.
The Help, shot mostly in Mississippi, will be released Aug. 10. Its based on the novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, which already has sold millions and remains No.