The Soloist


Synopsis Cast & Crew

The Soloist is based on a series of articles published in 2005 by Los Angeles Times columnist, Steve Lopez, about real-life musical prodigy, Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx). The story centres on Ayers who, as a music student at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, developed schizophrenia and subsequently ended up homeless on the streets of Los Angeles, playing his violin and cello to passers-by. The Soloist is a Working Title co-production with DreamWorks Pictures.


Jamie Foxx Nathaniel Ayers
Catherine Keener Mary
Robert Downey Jr. Steve Lopez


Joe Wright Director
Gary Foster Producer
Russ Krasnoff Producer
Rikki Bestall Co-Producer
Patty Whitcher Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Susannah Grant Writer

The Soloist featurettes and clips

23rd September 2009

Take a look at some clips and behind the scenes featurettes from The Soloist.

The Soloist trailer online

3rd October 2008

Click here to view the international trailer