Joe Wright's The Soloist to be released in theaters November 21st
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Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander (Full Cast)
Studio: DreamWorks SKG
The Plot: In Los Angeles, reporter Steve Lopez (Downey Jr.) befriends Nathaniel Ayers (Foxx), a brilliant but troubled musician and one-time Julliard student who currently lives on Skid Row. In a series of revealing articles, Lopez draws attention to Ayers's remarkable story, while Ayers still dreams of a grand performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
THE BUZZ: Director Joe Wright deftly moved between time periods in Atonement, and he'll undoubtedly employ some of this skill to tell Ayers's remarkable story (get some background here). Bank on top-notch performances from Foxx, Downey Jr., and Keener (who plays Steve Lopez's wife), as well as a gritty screenplay from Susannah Grant (Erin Brokovich). One of two fates await this one: multiple-Oscar glory or brilliantly miscalculated melodrama. We're hoping for the former.
A homeless music whiz (Foxx) in downtown L.A. gets a shot at realizing his concert hall dreams thanks to a weary journalist (Downey). There's a thin line between ''And the Oscar goes to...'' and ''The Hallmark Channel proudly presents...'' But if anyone can steer this clear of schmaltz, it's director Joe Wright (Atonement).