From Coming Soon:
The music-driven drama August Rush, starring Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Keri Russell (The Upside of Anger, Golden Globe winner for Felicity), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Match Point, Golden Globe winner for Elvis), with Terrence Howard (Crash, Oscar nominee for Hustle & Flow) and Academy Award winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), has commenced production in New York for Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
August Rush tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York’s Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.