Looks like Frodo is finally growing up. Directed by Eugenio Mira and written by Damien Chazelle, Green Street Hooligans star Elijah Wood is set to star in Grand Piano, an independent thriller produced by Adrian Guerra and Rodrigo Cortes, two of the men behind the claustrophobic-Ryan Reynold’s thriller Buried.
This is what The Hollywood Reporter has to say about the film’s plot:
“The story concerns a once-great concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just when he’s about to play the first bar, he notices somebody has written a threatening note on his music sheet. He’s now forced to play his best concert ever to save his life as well as his wife’s. Think Speed at a piano.”
At first glance, this might seem like an absolutely horrid idea for a film, but considering Buried made quality entertainment out of a man in a coffin, I’m sure Grand Piano has some tricks up its sleeve to keep the audience guessing. Also, the film’s exotic location (Ciudad de la Luz in Alicante) promises some excellent scenery shots and hopefully a little bit of a cultural bite.
Wood has had a very busy schedule these past couple of years. With a leading role in the upcoming Disney XD show “TRON: Uprising” and the upcoming second season of the FX hit “Wilfred”, Wood’s got a lot on his plate. He’ll also be reprising the role of Frodo in the upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Also, his other major project, Maniac, which was co-written by Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja, will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
Grand Piano is slated to begin production later this summer.