Must Watch: Joe Wright's The Soloist Trailer
Based on a true story, The Soloist is about a schizophrenic homeless man named Nathaniel Ayers (played by Jamie Foxx) who is actually a musical prodigy that's discovered on the streets by LA Times journalist Steve Lopez (played by Robert Downey Jr). The first full trailer for the film has debuted and can be watched it below. It's not exactly what I expected, but it still looks good. Based on this trailer, I don't actually think The Soloist will be a big Oscar contender anymore. Both Foxx and Downey Jr. look great, but it just doesn't seem like they have the edge needed to really push this to that level. I will say that it does look like this year's Pursuit of Happyness and I'm expecting it to have just as much heart and passion. Thoughts?
Watch the trailer for The Soloist:
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The Soloist is directed by English filmmaker Joe Wright, of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement previously. The script was written by Susannah Grant, of 28 Days, Erin Brockovich, Catch and Release, and Charlotte's Web, and is based on newspaper articles written by Steve Lopez. DreamWorks is debuting The Soloist in theaters starting on November 21st this Thanksgiving. Be sure to check it out.