Watch the International trailer for ‘Robot and Frank’ from Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Directed by Jake Schreier and written by Christopher Ford, the film stars: Starring: Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto and Jeremy Strong
“Robot & Frank,” the feature film debut of commercial director Jake Schreier, was a festival favourite at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it world premiered and was co-winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.
Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.
‘Robot and Frank’ is released on August 24, 2012 (limited).