Downey Jr. Turns Soloist

Robert Downey Jr. will team with Jamie Foxx in DreamWorks Pictures fact-based drama “The Soloist” reports Variety.

Downey will play Steve Lopez, the L.A. Times columnist who discovered Nathaniel Ayers, a downtown L.A. homeless man who was a skillful violinist.

After learning that Ayers was a prodigy until schizophrenia made it impossible to continue, Lopez wrote columns about the musician and developed a relationship that changed both their lives.

“Pride & Prejudice” helmer Joe Wright will direct, Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”) wrote the script, and shooting is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles in January.