Turin Film Fest to Close With Classical Music Thriller 'Grand Piano'

8:00 AM PST 10/24/2013 by Eric J. Lyman
Elijah Wood in Eugenio Mira's "Grand Piano"

The film contrasts with Jon Turteltaub’s star-studded comedy "Last Vegas," the 31-year-old festival's opening film.

ROME – Grand Piano, a thriller about a concert pianist who discovers a threat scribbled on one of the pages of his musical score, will be the closing film at the 31st Turin Film Festival, the event’s organizers said Thursday.

The film, which will screen out of competition, stars Elijah Wood as the protagonist in a cast that also includes John Cusack.

The film was directed by Spain’s Eugenio Mira -- also a composer and very familiar with the world of classical music where the film is set -- who will be on hand for the Nov. 30 screening.

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The Turin screening will be the Italian premiere for Grand Piano, which will go into wide release in Italy in early 2014, from M2 Pictures.

The Turin festival already revealed Jon Turteltaub’s Last Vegas, a comedy about a group of lifelong retirement-age friends who travel to Las Vegas to relive their youth, would open the Turin festival on Nov. 22.

The festival, which will announce its full lineup Nov. 5 in Rome, is under the artistic director of Italian comedy director Paolo Virzi for the first time this year.

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