Grand Piano tells that same old story we’ve all experienced at one point or another. Mid-performance, a concert pianist finds a death threat written in his sheet music, and plays cat-and-mouse with a vicious sniper while dazzling his way through a number of orchestral pieces. Same old, same old.
Okay, maybe Grand Piano isn’t what you’d call “boilerplate.” Maybe it’s something very, very strange, and made far stranger with Spanish dubbing and a late-trailer reveal that John Cusack is the one pointing a gun at the noggin of Elijah Wood‘s concert pianist. But this trailer never lacks for excitement, and absence of English doesn’t mean much. The situation Wood finds himself in is weirdly specific enough that the goings-on of the trailer are always crystal clear. Go ahead and watch below.
And Grand Piano certainly seems inviting. Partly to see a Spanish-dubbed Cusack try his hand at a villain, and partly because this looks like a unique enough take on the Phone Booth-style sniper thriller that it’ll never lack for excitement. And Eugenio Mira has directed a few films before this one, a larger portion of his work is as a film composer. That may mean that Grand Piano offers a slightly more music-centric take on gunplay and menacing earpiece dialogue. [Twitch]