Your typical jewel thief and robot house helper story . . .

Check out the trailer and movie poster for Robot and Frank, an upcoming sci-fi comedy drama starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon below.

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.

Release date is August 24, 2012.

The movie is directed by Jake Schreier and also stars James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto and Jeremy Strong.

 

 

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