A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Elijah Wood was set to star in Grand Piano, and now he may have some company, as Variety reports that John Cusack is in talks to co-star in the film, which Eugenio Mira (Agnosia) is set to direct.
The plot centres on a concert pianist (Wood) who returns from a severe bout of stagefright after a five-year break from performing. However, when he sits down at the piano, he sees a menacing note on his sheet music. He must give the performance of a lifetime or else a mysterious madman will kill him and his wife! The project is described as Speed at a piano. There’s no news on exactly who Cusack might play, although presumably he’ll be the bad guy.
The movie is currently looking for buyers at Cannes, ahead of a July shoot in Spain.