Nelsan Ellis’ Movie Premiere of The Soloist

April 21, 2009 by  

nelsanmovieNelsan Ellis attended a special screening of his movie “The Soloist” on Monday, April 20, 2009 held at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood.  Also in attendance were Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Kirsten Lea, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Justin Martin and Stephen Root who all star in film.  The Soloist is base on the story of Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and Nathaniel Ayers, a musical prodigy specializing in playing the violin and the cello but became homeless after developing schizophrenia during his second year at Juilliard School.  Mr. Lopez  discovered the amazingly talented Mr. Ayers, living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles and decided to write about him. Both Mr. Lopez and Mr. Ayers attended the premiere to promote the movie which DreamWorks Pictures will distribute in theaters across the U.S. on April 24, 2009.


(Photo credit:  Chris Hatcher / PR Photos)