Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide has released the first official trailer for “Robot and Frank” – Park Pictures’ debut feature film – from new banner, Park Pictures Features. The touching comedy was a critical success, audience darling and award winner at Sundance 2012. “Robot and Frank,” is directed by Park Pictures’ Jake Schreier and produced by Park principals Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer. Oscar-nominated Frank Langella leads the film with an “impeccable” performance along side James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon. “Robot and Frank” will open theatrically August 24.
“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 favorite librarian (Susan Sarandon)—with a strict regimen of exercise, diet and gardening. Stubborn at first, Frank soon realizes Robot has the ability to pull off the most calculated of heists. An unlikely friendship, and crime duo, is born.
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants.
Park Pictures Features debut feature project, “Robot & Frank,” directed by Park director Jake Schreier and starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong and Peter Sarsgaard, received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Prize at Sundance and was picked up for U.S. distribution by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Samuel Goldwyn Films.