The story is set in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s. It examines the unspoken code of behavior governing Southern households. This is shattered when an aspiring writer interviews a maid, and she speaks candidly about her experiences. This sets off shock waves that reverberate throughout the entire community.
Tate Taylor is going to direct from his adapted script.
Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe are producing this film through their company 1492 Pictures.