See Emma Stone in the first trailer for The Help

The period dramedy gets a promo

The first trailer for Emma Stone's The Help has landed online.

Adapted from Kathryn Stockett's novel, this 60s-set civil-rights dramedy tells the story of graduate Skeeter (Stone), who gets pretty riled up by the treatment the black maids are getting in her Mississippi community.

Skeeter decides to take a stand by writing an article from the perspective of 'the help' in order to expose the injustices and mistreatments that afflict them.

It's a case of southern accents all round, as Stone is joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek and Viola Davis.

It looks like it'll be a (relatively) light-hearted approach to such a heavy theme, with Stone further establishing herself as an extremely appealing leading lady.

As the source novel became a huge hit, this could have an ready-made fanbase when it hits multiplexes, or it could benefit from similarly good word-of-mouth.

Check out the trailer for yourself, right here:

This isn't the last opportunity you'll get to see Stone before she appears in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man though. She's also completed work on Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits and Movie 43.

The Help will be released in the US in August, and it'll probably be seen in the UK within a couple of months of that.

Is Stone a megastar in the making? Or are you unimpressed by this trailer? As always, we want your comments below...

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