According to Variety.com, Foxx, a classically trained pianist, is being taught stringed instruments by a cellist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, an entity that figures in the plot of the film. “Man, yeah, I’m getting into it,” Foxx said of the intense lessons he recently undertook to become an expert on the long-bowed member of the violin family. “I’m getting it down; it’s a trip when you hear the instrument starting to talk to you. It’s nice.” The film, which has no release date as of yet, will be distributed by DreamWorks Pictures.
In the below candid pics of Foxx on The Soloist set, the actor is donned in several layers of jackets, an outer layer of graffiti-stained Day-Glo vest and the hairdo reminiscent of the late Frederick Douglas.