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 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.
We’re happy to host the exclusive premiere of an alternate poster from director Eugenio Mira’s upcoming thriller Grand Piano, starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. The film centers on the supremely talented pianist Tom Selznick (Wood) who is attempting his first concert in years after crippling anxiety kept him from the stage. As soon as he sits down to play, he finds himself locked into a battle of wits against an unseen assassin, forced to turn in the perfect performance or his life will be forfeit.
Also starring Tamsin Egerton, Kerry Bishé and Alex Winter, Grand Piano will be available OnDemand starting January 30th, with a limited theatrical release on March 7th. Hit the jump to check out the full poster.
A New Year is now upon us, and with 2014 comes another full 12 months of new films to look forward to. It will no doubt be filled with its fair share of disappointments, but right now we’re full of optimism as we look towards the first quarter. The next three months host a promisingly varied slate of films that include a goofy animated adventure, a World War II picture, a new Muppets movie, a Biblical epic, and much more. In the latest installment of our Most Anticipated series, Matt, Adam, and Dave have compiled a list of the films that they are most looking forward to in the first quarter of 2014. Read on after the jump.
I can’t believe a movie like Grand Piano actually exists, but I’m so happy it does. Elijah Wood stars as Tom Selznick, a piano virtuoso crippled by stage fright who makes his long-awaited return to the stage. Turns out someone else has been planning for his reappearance, a sniper hidden somewhere in the theater who says Selznick must turn in a perfect performance or he’ll die. John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton, Kerry Bishé and Alex Winter also star.
Hit the jump to check out the first trailer and poster for Grand Piano, available on iTunes/On Demand January 30, 2014 and in theaters March 7, 2014.
A couple of heavy hitters in casting news today. Here are the headlines at a glance:
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Two new casting additions for a couple of thrillers to report today. Here they are at a glance:
- Elijah Wood has been cast in the indie thriller, Grand Piano, pitched as “Speed at a piano.”
- Pierce Brosnan is set to join the action drama The Coup alongside Owen Wilson.
Hit the jump for much more.