John Cusack to Play 'Grand Piano' in New Thriller with Elijah Wood

May 17, 2012
Source: Variety

John Cusack

Just recently we heard about an interesting new thriller called Grand Piano, a film that is being described as Speed at a piano as it sees Elijah Wood as a once-great concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just as the pianist sits down at his instrument to play the first bar of music, he notices a threatening note on his music sheet that informs him that he must play the best concert of his life in order to save the life of himself and his wife. Now Variety reports John Cusack is in talks to star opposite Wood in the film, and I'm just hoping he's the man behind this threat. More below!

The Last Exorcism 2 writer Damien Chazelle and Spanish director Eugenio Mira (who also composed the music for Timecrimes and several other films under the name Chucky Namanera) are behind the film with Buried director Rodrigo Cortes and producer Adrian Guerra, both serving as producers this time. I found a lot of suspense and greatness in Buried, and if that duo has faith in this project, I'm already sold. It sounds like an interesting role for Wood, and hopefully for Cusack if he takes the villainous role. Otherwise stay tuned to hear about Cusack's turn in The Paperboy which premieres at Cannes this month.

Find more posts: Casting, Movie News

1 Comment


very original very percisely casting this is not pianist but can be very better that ordery film this is another tom & jerry piano fight and will gona be so damn coooooool love you guys

Ehsan Davodi on May 18, 2012

Sorry, new comments are no longer allowed.




Alex's Top 10 - 2020
1. Nine Days
2. Berlin Alexanderplatz
3. Pixar's Soul
4. Pieces of a Woman
5. Feels Good Man
6. Another Round
7. The Truffle Hunters
8. Sound of Metal
9. Lovers Rock
10. Nomadland
Click Here for Thoughts

Adam's Top 10 - 2020
1. Spontaneous
2. Promising Y. Woman
3. Nomadland
4. The Vast of Night
5. Blow the Man Down
6. The Invisible Man
7. Minari
8. Possessor
9. Feels Good Man
10. Color Out of Space
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the latest posts only, follow this acct:

Add our updates to your Feedly: click here