Here’s the official UK trailer for Robot & Frank, which was awarded the Alfred P Sloan prize (an award given to a feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme) at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. (We love the final line in the trailer, but we don’t think that’s why it won…)
Robot & Frank is released in the UK on 8 March 2013. Directed by Jake Schreier, it stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Liv Tyler, with “Robot” voiced by Peter Sarsgaard.
Robot & Frank is a buddy caper. Set in the near future, aging curmudgeon and retired jewel thief Frank (Frank Langella) lives a solitary life until his son (James Marsden) installs a caretaker robot; against he and his daughter’s (Liv Tyler) wishes. The robot upends Frank’s lonely life – filled only with books and a visit to his favourite librarian (Susan Sarandon) – with a strict regimen of exercise, diet and gardening. Stubborn at first, Frank soon realises Robot has the ability to pull off the most calculated of heists. An unlikely friendship, and crime duo, is born.