Elijah Wood Set to Star in Spanish Speed Remake Where the Bus Is a PianoS

Spanish director Eugenio Mira, known for his outlandishly plotted films, is teaming up with equally intriguing psycho-auteur Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) to produce a movie starring Elijah Wood about a pianist who can't stop playing the piano or he'll die à la Speed.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the story thus:

The story concerns a once-great concert pianist who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just when he's about to play the first bar, he notices somebody has written a threatening note on his music sheet. He's now forced to play his best concert ever to save his life as well as his wife's.

Entitled Grand Piano, the "indie thriller" is set to begin filming later this year.

And you thought movie makers were out of ideas.

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