Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing has acquired US distribution rights to Grand Piano, which had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin yesterday.
Starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, the film was directed by Eugenio Mira (Agnosia) and produced by Adrián Guerra and Rodrigo Cortés (producers of Buried, Red Lights).
Wood plays Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, who has stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public for a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of an expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: Play one wrong note and you die. In the sights of an anonymous sniper (Cusack), Tom must get through the most difficult performance of his life and look for help without being detected.
Magnet is planning a 2014 release for the film.