Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Soloist preview/synopsis

The Soloist April 24

Directed by Oscar nominated Joe Wright ( Pride and Prejudice, Atonement ) Starring Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr. Catherine Keener, Stephen Root, Rachel Harris. Written by Oscar nominee Susannah Grant ( In Her Shoes, Erin Brockovich ) Cinematography by Oscar nominee Seamus McGarvey ( World Trade Center, The Hours ) Editing by Oscar nominee Paul Tothill ( Atonement, Pride and Prejudice ) Original music by Oscar winner Dario Marinelli ( The Brothers Grimm, Atonement )

Story is about LA reporter Steve Lopez ( Downey ), who befriends a homeless former Julliard trained cellist, who happens to be inflicted with schizophrenia, as Lopez befriends musician Nathanial Ayers ( Foxx ), he begins to chronicle his experiences with Nathanial and also wants to help him get off the dangerous streets of LA as well..

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language, 109 min.

Oscar chances ? Best supporting actor ( Downey ) best supporting actress ( Keener ) adapted screenplay, original score. Spring release puts damper on it's chances. Downey is safest bet.

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