According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project begins shooting in the summer in Mississippi with Tate Taylor making his feature directorial debut. He also adapted the screenplay.
The Help stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, an aspiring writer in 1960s Mississippi. Uncomfortable with the social norms around her, she sets out to write a book chronicling the way black maids are being treated by society.
Lowell will play Skeeter's boyfriend, Stuart Whitworth, a senator's son who eventually breaks up with her because of the book.
The Help was released August 10th, 2011 and stars Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Viola Davis. The film is directed by Tate Taylor.