Talk about performance anxiety. Sheesh. If Elijah Wood doesn’t give the best performance of his life on the piano in Eugenio Mira’s thriller “Grand Piano”, a sniper played by John Cusack will shoot him, then shoot his wife for fun cause that’s just the kind of dick he is, apparently. Now that’s pressure, man! Movies like these are always fun as you try to figure out how the film is going to keep up its plot. After all, you can’t exactly have Wood pretending to play the piano for 90 straight minutes, right? Or can you?
Check out the first trailer for “Grand Piano”. It reminds me a bit of the Colin Farrell-Keifer Sutherland movie “Phone Booth”, actually.
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…
Starring Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton, Kerry Bishé, Allen Leech, and Alex Winter.
Check it out next year On Demand January 30, 2014, and in limited release March 7, 2014.