Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 April 2015
Emma Stone May Sing For Love In La La Land
Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's new musical
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Whiplash (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Set Fire To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grand Piano (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Elijah Wood Sits For Grand Piano
Speed with more music?

02 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Elijah Wood Sits For Grand Piano

Every time we hear that a new thriller is being described as “Speed but with [insert new concept here]", our minds can’t help but drift back to Father Ted’s inspired, milk float-featuring Speed 3 episode. But a new variation on the idea has the potential to actually be something different as it involves music, rather than keeping a vehicle moving. Clearly the concept appealed to Elijah Wood, as he’s now set to star in indie pic Grand Piano.

Wood will play a once-great concert pianist who has developed crippling stage fright. After spending five years away from the dais, he returns to perform at a gala, only to discover a threatening note on his music sheet. Turns out he’ll have to give his best performance ever, or else his life – and his wife’s – are forfeit. Cue dramatic piano sting!

Eugenio Mira will direct, working from a script by Damien Chazelle, and Buried team Rodrigo Cortes and Adrian Guerra are involved as producers. It’ll shoot in Spain and Chicago later this summer.

Wood has been busy lately, completing Maniac, which will be shown at Cannes this month. He’s also playing Frodo in a little movie called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is out on December 14.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Michelle Rodriguez Set For Machete Kills
Luz will return...
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Even after I re-read the premise (tell me I'm not the only one who thought it meant a threatening musical note at first?), it still sounds ridiculous. More

Posted by Glass3005 at 14:07 on 02 May 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)