In theaters from 21st November, The Soloist has Oscar-bait written all over it.
Directed by the man who brought you Atonement, Robert Downey Jr plays the LA journalist who discovers a brilliant musician (played by Jamie Foxx) living as a down and out.
You can see the trailer here.
It looks good. But is it just too self-consciously sugar-sweet and feelgood? Pundits are already wondering whether Atonement director Joe Wright, best known for costume dramas, really knows how to handle a modern scenario. Or if he's phoned in some weird kind of Anthony Minghella knock-off.