Rachael Harris (“Evan Almighty,” “A Mighty Wind”) has joined Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr. and Catherine Keener in “The Soloist” for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.
Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”) penned the screenplay based on a 2005 series of articles by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, played in the film by Downey. Lopez’s articles centered on Nathaniel Ayers (Foxx), a homeless and schizophrenic musician who dreams of playing at Los Angeles’ Disney Hall.
Harris will play Lopez’s co-worker. Joe Wright (“Atonement”) is directing the musical drama and production is set to begin next month.