The Soloist

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Life has a mind of its own. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
Released on:
April 24, 2009  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 21, 2008
March 13, 2009

Production Companies:
Krasnoff Foster Productions, Working Title Films, Studio Canal, Participant Media
DreamWorks, Paramount

Status: Released

This film is Also Known As:
"Imagining Beethoven"

Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, LisaGay Hamilton, Rachael Harris

Director: Joe Wright

Screenwriter: Susannah Grant
Script: Newspaper Article Adaptation

Genre: Drama, Bio
About the film:
In "The Soloist," an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. "The Soloist" is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar® nominee for Best Picture "Atonement").
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $9.72 mil. (2024 theaters) | Domestic Total: $31.72 mil.
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