Check out this featurette on Grand Piano, a new thriller starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Eugenio Mira (The Birthday, Agnosia), the film tells the story of a concert pianist (Wood) who discovers a note written on his music sheet during his comeback performance. The note reads: play one wrong note and you die. We’re digging a concept that sounds, as the featurette really wants you to agree with, like something you would have seen from Alfred Hitchcock or Brian DePalma. A small location and unknown reasons for the villain’s malice. Fingers crossed this is as good as the premise suggests.
Official synopsis for Grand Piano:
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, now available On Demand and on iTunes, will have a limited theatrical in the U.S. starting on March 7, 2014.