The Soloist is an upcoming American Drama film that stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. Learn more about the movie, plus check out pictures and the video trailer here.
The Soloist was written by Susannah Grant, and directed by Joe Wright. It is an upcoming American drama movie, based on the life of musician Nathaniel Ayers. As a music prodigy Ayers attended Julliard, but after two years at the school he became schizophrenic, and ended up living on the streets.
Jamie Foxx plays the role of the Violin and cello prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, and Robert Downey Jr. portrays Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, the one responsible for discovering, and writing about Ayers in the newspaper.
The film will also feature Catherine Keener as Steve Lopez’s editor, Tom Hallander as Peter Snyder, a Philharmonic cellist who tries to help Ayers, Lisa Gay Hamilton as Nathaniel Ayers sister Jennifer, and Rachael Harris as Steve Lopez’s co-worker.
The real life classically trained Pianist Jamie Foxx, was taught stringed instruments by Ben Hong of the Los Angeles Philharmonics for the role.
The Soloist was armed with a $60 million dollar budget, and was filmed mainly in L.A. It was first set to be released on November 21, 2008, but then was pushed back to March 13, 2009, and now is finally set for April 24, 2009.
The Soloist Video Trailer