Jamie Foxx apologized to Hannah Montana just in time for the premiere of his new movie The Soloist. In it he portrays a schizophrenic, homeless, violinist named Nathanial Ayers. Based on a true story, Robert Downey Jr. is the journalist that changes his life. I’ve been talking about this movie for over a year now. Click back for the specifics: here and there.
Last night in Los Angeles everyone was bright and shiny on the red carpet, but the ‘stars’ were hard to find. These folks coming up do have movie and TV credits. Actually, a few are in The Soloist. I say let’s play a game of .. who dat? (hover on the bottom of the first three pics for the reveal)
It seems like just a few months since I posted about Jamie Foxx’s homeless violinist role in Imagining Beethoven. That few months was actually a year ago; the movie is wrapped and ready. Retitled The Soloist, it’s the true story of Nathaniel Ayers. Once a student at Julliard, Ayers developed schizophrenia and was living on the streets of Los Angeles. In 2005, Steve Lopez, an LA Times journalist, was on his way to work when he heard Ayers playing the violin.
Steve befriended him and wrote a series of articles that drew a lot of attention. Robert Downey Jr. got the role of Steve Lopez. Here’s the first featurette..more..