Robot & Frank trailer looks superb
Oh we do long for some innovative and new ideas in film, so often there's just more of the same with that Hollywood idiom "bigger and more". So it's exciting to see something like Robot & Frank come along and with such a good cast.
Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon star in the film that also features a robot, a robot that our leading man Langella corrupts ever so slightly for his own purposes.
Here's the blurb for Robot & Frank:
Robot & Frank follows Frank (Langella), a retired cat burglar, who 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. Frank decides to use his new robot pal to help plot a heist all while striking up a romance with a librarian (Sarandon).
Now for the all important trailer which comes through The Playlist, it looks fantastic and has a nice mix of flavours to it not seeming too sweet and not presenting the idea as too corrupt either. It looks a lot of fun and with the actors listed here it looks like it's going to have good performances too:
The script comes from Christopher D. Ford and it's directed by Jake Schreier, neither brimming with experience but both already looking like they have big careers ahead of them. Imagine scooping Frank Langella as the lead on your first feature?