What’s the deal with The Steinway Piano Movie?
The first trailer for The Steinwell Piano Movie released today reveals that composer Michael Giacchino is in talks to direct the film, and that it will be set in the 1930s, after a composer’s suicide leaves his son to take over his piano collection.
The film also will feature a guest star.
A source close to the project tells Variety that Giacchi has agreed to star in the film.
The project is currently in development by Michael Schwalbe, who also helmed the critically-acclaimed movie The Lego Movie.
The Lego movie is based on the popular Lego franchise and is set to be released on July 14, 2019.
The film also is expected to feature a “miniature cast of characters,” which could include “three to four people,” according to the source.
“Giacchio has a great track record,” the source says.
“He has always been a good storyteller and has made many films and musicals.
I think that his vision is something unique.”
Giacchi previously wrote and directed two films: The Lego Batman Movie and the film adaptation of The Book of Eli.
According to Variety, the story will focus on the “life of a composer and a piano teacher who meet while he is traveling to America, and a young boy who becomes a musician and becomes an apprentice.”
The Steinwell piano movie was first revealed on May 18, 2018.
It has been produced by John Hillcoat, and directed by Michael Steinberg.