Elijah Wood to star in a thriller described as 'Speed with a piano'

I can honestly say I never thought I would write that headline.

Elijah Wood will star in the indie thriller GRAND PIANO for director Eugenio Mira. The film will be produced by Adrian Guera and Rodrigo Cortes, the team behind the Ryan Reynolds 'SPEED in a coffin' movie BURIED.

The plot is described as a once-great concert pianist (Wood) 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.

I liked BURIED and I think Elijah Wood is a good actor.  He is put to great use on FX's WILFRED but I have trouble taking him seriously as a family man.  The premise is so ridiculous it might work brilliantly.

Filiming will take place in Mexico and Chicago this summer.

Extra Tidbit: This opens the doorway for my SPEED with a blender, SPEED with a Gillette Mach3, and SPEED with a box of condoms screenplays. You hear me, Hollywood?



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