If you like your thrillers in the style of Alfred Hitchcock by the way of Brian De Palma, then early next year will provide an entry one can’t miss. Coming from Eugenio MiraGrand Piano follows Elijah Wood taking the stage in a classical concert, but he starts getting mysterious notes that warns him he’ll die if he plays a wrong note. John Cusack figures into the mix as what looks to be the bad guy and today brings the first U.S. trailer, following an international version.

We loved the film out of Fantastic Fest, as our full review said, “Rarely does a hostage thriller go so far off the rails and, yet, remain genuinely refreshing all at once. Appropriately, Grand Piano almost feels like a dare taken to its full conclusion — because, even with a significant skillset, how one can make playing the piano a thrilling and wild event? Answering this question paves the way for a truly filmic picture that embraces the chaos of reality and how well-laid plans can consistently disintegrate once the human element is added.” Set for a VOD release on January 30th and a theatrical bow on March 7th, check out the trailer below.

Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing…

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