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USA: DreamWorks SKG
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr, Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Angela Featherstone, Paul Greenberg, Matt Besser, Justin Rodgers Hall, Rachael Harris, Edward Kiniry-Ostro
Director: Joe Wright
Countries: USA / UK / France
USA: 109 mins
UK: 117 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language, moderate threat and drug use
USA Release Date: 24 April 2009
UK Release Date: 25 September 2009
Journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of LA. Intrigued and concerned by the plight of this once successful musician, Lopez reaches out to Ayers and attempts to help the homeless man find his way back. As a result a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives.
THE SOLOIST, an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar® nominee for Best Picture ATONEMENT).