The soloist

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Academy Award-nominated Atonement director Joe Wright teams with screenwriter Susannah Grant to tell the true-life story of Nathaniel Ayers, a former cello prodigy whose bouts with schizophrenia landed him on the streets after two years of schooling at Juilliard. Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) is a disenchanted journalist stuck in a dead-end job. His marriage to a fellow journalist having recently come to an end, Steve is wandering through Los Angeles' Skid Row when he notices a bedraggled figure playing a two-stringed violin. The figure in question is Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a man whose promising career in music was cut short due to a debilitating bout with mental illness. The more Lopez learns about Ayers, the greater his respect grows for the troubled soul. How could a man with such remarkable talent wind up living on the streets, and not be performing on-stage with a symphony orchestra? Later, as Lopez embarks on a quixotic quest to help Ayers pull his life together and launch a career in music, he gradually comes to realize that it is not Ayers whose life is being transformed, but his own. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Foxx, Jamie.
Grant, Susannah.
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Krasnoff, Russ.
Lopez, Steve.
Marianelli, Dario.
Wright, Joe, 1972-
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Keener, Catherine.
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Lopez, Steve.Soloist.
Marianelli, Dario.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participant Media.
Studio Canal.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Working Title Films.
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subject_facetAfrican American homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony. -- Drama
Biographical films
Cellists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Journalists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama
Lopez, Steve. -- Drama
Musical films
Periodistas -- California -- Los Ángeles -- Biografía -- Teatro
Schizophrenics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Skid row -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Violoncelistas -- California -- Los Ángeles -- Biografía -- Teatro
title_displayThe soloist
title_fullThe soloist [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright
title_shortThe soloist
topic_facetAfrican American homeless persons
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony
Lopez, Steve
Skid row