Elijah Wood is quickly becoming one of my favorite genre actors working in the industry today, with great performances in films such as The Pawn Shop Chronicles, Maniac and Sin City. His next movie, Grand Piano directed by Spanish director and composer Eugenio Mira, looks to be a masterful thriller in which a pianist’s life is on the line if he misses a note.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: ‘Play one wrong note and you die’. Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing.”
Grand Piano co-stars John Cusack and the film hits Video On Demand January 30th, 2014 (and in Theaters March 7). The U.S. debut trailer for Grand Piano can be seen below: