"The Soloist" opens in theatres Friday

April 24, 2009 7:40:14 AM PDT
"The Soloist - A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music" is the new book by former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Steve Lopez. It is an inspiring true story of heartbreak and hope.

Steve Lopez is now a columnist for the LA Times. His latest book explores the life of a homeless violinist overcome with schizophrenia .

The life of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, an African-American is a captivating true tale of humanity and misfortune.

Lopez shares his story with Action News anchor Matt O'Donnell about the painful life Ayers endured while wandering the streets of Los Angeles.

A movie is also in the works for "The Soloist" starring Jamie Fox and Robert Downey, Jr.

Steve Lopez currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Allison and daughter Caroline. He is the father of three children.