» Catherine to co-star Foxx, Downey in The Soloist
Catherine to co-star Foxx, Downey in The Soloist
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Monday, October 01, 2007
Washington, (ANI): Catherine Keener has signed on to co-star
with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. in 'The Soloist". The
DreamWorks movie is a fact-based drama about a violin prodigy.
Downey will be playing Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles Times columnist
who discovered Nathaniel Ayers, a downtown L.A. homeless man who
was a once skillful violinist until schizophrenia made it
impossible for him to continue playing the instrument.
Keener will portray Lopez"s wife. The script for the movie has
been penned by Susannah Grant, with Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff
producing, reports Variety. Rikki Bestall is co-producing and Tim
Bevan is exec producer. The Joe Wright-directed movie is based on
the columns Lopez wrote about Ayers, as well as a book penned by
him that will be available next year. Shooting for the movie begins
in L.A. in January 2008.