Eugenio Mira and Elijah Wood are both Fantastic Fest regulars (and pretty great guys, it turns out). Now they're teaming up! And their team up is being produced by another Fantastic Fest vet, Rodrigo Cortes. What a happy family.
The film they're making is called Grand Piano, and it's being described as Speed on a piano. Really. Here's the synopsis from the Hollywood Reporter:
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.
Mira's brought both of his features - Agnosia and The Birthday - to Fantastic Fest. I'm hoping that Elijah brings his Maniac remake this year (it's debuting at Cannes later in the month). Actually, I hope these guys get to come at all - Grand Piano shoots late this summer in Spain and Chicago.