In Grand Piano, Elijah Wood plays a pianist who is put in the worst situation a pianist could find himself in. While playing a concert he receives a threat that if he plays one wrong note he will die. You could be the greatest and most talented pianist in the world, but let's face it, if something like that happens they're feeling some intense pressure that they've never felt before.
The first trailer for the film has been released. It's an international trailer and it's not in English. There are no subtitles, but if you watch it you'll get the idea.
It was directed by Eugenio Mira (Agnosia) and also stars John Cusack, and it will be shown at Fantastic Fest in the next week. Here's the synopsis:
Taking a page out of the book of incredible film history feats like HIGH NOON, the bulk of the movie takes place in near-real time over the course of a high stakes classical music concert. It’s here that our hero makes his long-awaited return to performing after being stricken with stage fright at a show five years ago. Lured by the chance to honor his long-time instructor in a program showcasing some of his hardest works, the reluctantly musician accepts the concert, knowing full on that it means tackling the infamous “unplayable piece.” The lights go down and the concert begins with a few warm up selections, but something strange is happening inside the score on the piano. As the pages are turned, text begins to appear, defining a very clear threat – “Play a wrong note and you die.”
The movie opens up in Spain in October, but we'll have to wait for a U.S. release date.