Paramount and DreamWorks have agreed to release the Jamie Foxx-Robert Downey Jr. drama “The Soloist” on April 24 instead of March 13, reports Variety, marking the second time the project has been pushed back.
DreamWorks was caught off guard last month when Paramount announced at the 11th hour it was moving the film’s release date from this year to March 13. The Joe Wright-directed movie had an original release date of Nov. 21.
In the April 24 slot, “Soloist” will open one week before the official start of the summer box office, which is primetime for movie-going.
Based on a series of articles by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, the film tells follows the dream of a homeless schizophrenic (Foxx) to play at Walt Disney Concert Hall.