Sneak Peek From The Filming of The Help in Jackson, Mississippi

September 23, 2010 | By | Comments (12)

Mississippi is a buzz as filming for the movie "The Help" is underway. The film, based on the bestselling Kathryn Stockett book, is being shot in a number of MS locations. This week they're shooting in Jackson. From a Wapt.com story:

"The film, which is expected to be released in 2011, stars Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard and is directed by Tate Taylor.

 

Filmmakers sent the Fondren area back in time Wednesday, with classic cars and actors dressed in period clothing, to film scenes at Brent's Drugs on Duling Avenue.

 

Some members of the production team grew up and Jackson and said they worked to shoot it in their hometown.

 

"We knew if we could convince them to bring the production here that we would make a fabulous film, and it's just been great," said Brunson Green, a member of the production team."

A number of Mississippi bloggers have posted images of the filming (or at least the incredible way that the streets in the Fondren area have been transformed to look like the 1960s).

Our friends at EatJxn shared these photos.

We'd love to hear and see more. If you've been part of filming of "The Help" (we know they are using lots of extras from the area) or taken photos of the transformed streets in Jackson or other Southern locations, please share them with us!

Related Links:

The Help Filming At State Capitol Thursday   

Delta Scoop: The Help Filming in Greenwood

Southern Living: Healthy Travel in Jackson, Mississippi

 

 

COMMENTS

  1. Anne Fondren

    My family was the original Fondrens from Choctow county and move to Cleveland Mississippi. My grandfather, Lester Banks Fondren was one of the original members of the famous Merigold Hunting Club. I was born and raised in Indianola Mississippi and would love to here more of what you are filming. My daughter Maury Morgan is an actress in LA and has a great southern accent and is a Fondren!

    September 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm
  2. Frank Ezelle

    There are about 40-50 photos posted on the blog at this link: http://fle-pics.blogspot.com/

    September 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm
  3. PRISCILLA ANN BORDEN-PAWLIK

    i just recently got married on 10/10/10 10:10am in bishopville s.c I had a drama free wedding!filled with southern charm. i live in denver,co MY wedding was held at Pearl Fryars garden wow wow! you just can’t beat the sourthern charm.my cake was done by carlonia’s cake what a great job once again the southern charm. MY FLORIST WAS BLOSSOMS AGAIN THE SOUTHERN CHARM DINNER AT OSCARS SOUTHERN CHARM! MY WHOLE WEDDING WAS DONE ONLINE OR OVER THE PHONE! you can’t beat the southern charm! I love the south!

    October 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm
  4. Janet Grace

    Requesting 2 tickets for movie The Help”..thanks so much,
    Janet Grace

    July 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm
  5. Deidre DenBleyker

    Read this FANTASTIC book and it brought back sooo many memories of my childhood in Moss Point, MS. I can’t wait to see the movie!! My maid’s name was “Florence”.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  6. Ella M. Kent

    How can I win the two tickets to the movie,”The Help”? I’ve never won ANYTHING but a toothbrush at a grocery store opening and it would be such a thrill to win tickets. Please put my name in the hat. Thank you so much! Ella

    July 25, 2011 at 5:55 am
  7. Teresa Lovelace

    I read the book in 1 day…couldn’t put it down!! Can’t wait to see the movie!

    July 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm
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