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Watch Elijah Wood Play for His Life and Chat with Director Eugenio Mira in Exclusive Interview for 'Grand Piano'

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire May 5, 2014 at 11:27AM

Elijah Wood stars as a concert pianist who must play a perfect score or lose his life.
Grand Piano

Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of May's Indie Film Month.

In today's TWC indie pick, Elijah Wood stars as a piano player in fear for his life in director Eugenio Mira's "Grand Piano." Wood plays Tom Selznick, a concert pianist who suffers from such intense stage fright that he had to take a five-year hiatus. Upon his triumphant return, however, Selznick finds a note in his sheet music threatening his life if he makes a single mistake. 

In this exclusive interview, Mira discusses what drew him to the script and how the film's villain brings out the best in Selznick. The few shots of Wood's frenzied piano playing add to the thrilling elements of the plot and since Mira is also a composer, there's no doubt that he ensured that Wood's playing looked realistic as well as intense. 

"Grand Piano" is available on demand.

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