ACADEMY AWARD(R) NOMINEE "THE HELP" MAKES ITS TELEVISION DEBUT ONLY ON SHOWTIME(R)
The Box Office Hit Premieres Sunday, June 24th at 10 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, CA - (May 30, 2012) - SHOWTIME heats up Sunday nights with the exclusive, world television debut of Academy Award-nominated "The Help," premiering Sunday, June 24th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. One of the most buzzed-about movies of last summer, "The Help" reigned supreme in ticket sales, topping the box office for 25 days in a row - the longest uninterrupted streak in over 13 years. The film's star-studded cast features Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain, alongside Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, and Oscar(R) winner for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Octavia Spencer.
Based on the New York Times best seller by Kathryn Stockett, and adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor, the film comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. The four-time Oscar-nominated film is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project - one that breaks society's rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope - "The Help," honored with multiple Golden Globe(R) and Screen Actors Guild(R) Awards is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.