The first official trailer for the Grand Piano
thriller has been unveiled by Magnet Releasing, featuring Elijah Wood
spending the bulk of the running time sitting behind the titular instrument
Setting the entire film during a concert adds not only originality, but an endlessly thrilling exercise in classic suspense.
Directed by Eugenio Mira
), the film stars Wood as a disgraced master pianist who returns from a hiatus only to have his life threatened while on stage. If he misses a single note, an anonymous sniper (John Cusack
) will shoot him in the head.
This near real-time scenario has been written by Damien Chazelle
(The Last Exorcism Part II
). The film did well at Fantastic Fest earlier this fall.
Also starring Alex Winter
and Tamsin Egerton
, Grand Piano
arrives in theaters on March 7th, 2014.
Check out the trailer, which calls to mind some of the best Hitchcock moments.
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.