While searching for his next story, LA Times journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) happens upon Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a homeless Julliard trained musician who suffers from schizophrenia. Once a promising musical prodigy, Ayers now supports himself by playing violin and cello on the streets. While Lopez attempts to help Ayers get back on his feet and realize his dreams, the two form an unlikely bond that transforms both of their lives. Directed by Joe Wright. With Catherine Keener, Nelsan Ellis, Stephen Root, Tom Hollander, Justin Martin and Lisa Gay Hamilton. Categories: Drama, Biography, Music. Year: 2008.
Joe Wright in The Soloist
After witnessing her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a compromising situation with Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of the family housekeeper, Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) acts out in jealousy and bears false witness to have the young man arrested for a crime he did not commit. Kept apart by prison and war, the young lovers stay connected through hearts and letters, while Briony (Vanessa Redgrave), now an againg writer, sets out to share their bittersweet story with the world. Directed by Joe Wright. With Romola Garai. Categories: Drama, Romance, War, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
Joe Wright in Atonement
Mrs. Bennet (Brenda Blethyn) has always raised her five daughters to be aware of the importance of marrying a wealthy husband to secure their futures. But, the situation becomes desperate when the family learns that if Mr. Bennet (Donald Sutherland) dies before one of his daughters marries, their estate will be handed over to a distant cousin. Luckily, wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) and his friend Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) arrive in town to spend the summer, bringing with them a sense of hope. But, while the shy, beautiful Jane (Rosamund Pike) quickly falls in love with Mr. Bingley, independent, strong-willed Lizzie (Keira Knightley) finds Mr. Darcy snobbish and swears to loathe him forever. Directed by Joe Wright. With Jena Malone, Tom Hollander and Judi Dench. Categories: Drama, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2005.
Joe Wright in Pride & Prejudice