Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jamie Foxx stars in "The Soloist"

Due to be released November 21, 2008

The Soloist is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musical prodigy who developed schizophrenia during his second year at Juilliard School. Ayers becomes homeless in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, playing the violin and the cello.[1]

* Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless. Foxx, who has been classically trained on the piano, is being taught stringed instruments by a Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist for the role.[1]
* Robert Downey Jr as Steve Lopez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times who wrote about Nathaniel Ayers and developed a friendship with him.[2]
* Catherine Keener as Steve Lopez's editor at the Los Angeles Times.[3]
* Tom Hollander as Peter Snyder, a Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist who attempts to rehabilitate Ayers.[4]
* Lisa Gay Hamilton as Jennifer, a sister of Nathaniel Ayers.[5]
* Rachael Harris as Steve Lopez's co-worker.[6

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