Now available on VOD and coming to theaters this weekend is Eugenio Mira‘s ambitious, highly stylized thriller Grand Piano. The films centers on Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), a brilliant pianist making his highly publicized return to the stage after flubbing a major concert years prior. He learns the true meaning of stage fright when he discovers a note from a calculating sniper (John Cusack) scrawled in his sheet music – “Play one wrong note and you die.” Captive in a packed theater with nowhere to run, Selznick must either figure out how to beat the sniper at his own game or die trying.
Earlier this week I spoke with Elijah Wood in an exclusive phone interview. He talked about why he was attracted to Grand Piano and the technical challenges of shooting the film. He also talked about his production company SpectreVision, premiering Cooties and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night at Sundance this year, the fantastic poster Jay Shaw designed for Cooties, his hopes for the serial killer trilogy The Boy, developing the zombie film Curse the Darkness with director Jorge Michel Grau, and more. Check out what he had to say after the jump.