This week, IMDb released nine images from the set of The Help, which hits theaters August 12, 2011.

Kathryn Stockett's The Help was BookPage readers' favorite book of 2009. If you haven't read it and you need another reason to pick up the novel, how's this for an anecdote: I read it last November (in one day) and mailed it to my mom so she could have it over the long Thanksgiving weekend. She read it and loved it, then gave it to my aunt who promptly e-mailed: "I love the book, The Help. I don't want it to end. Do you have another suggestion for reading?"

I'll let the photos do the talking:

View the rest of the stills at IMDb. Is that how you envisioned Aibileen and Minny? Do you think Emma Stone can pull off Skeeter? (You know, I was skeptical at first, but now I believe it. Even Kathryn Stockett approves. She said in an interview with People magazine: "The minute I met [Stone], I knew I couldn't see whatever Skeeter looked in my head as a blonde because she was replaced by Emma . . . She was so clearly that person. And her mom is from Baton Rouge, so she's got the accent.")

Photo from DreamWorks Studios via IMDb.

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