Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Liev Project "Robot and Frank"

GREAT NEWS from Variety this morning:

Thesp trio sparks to 'Robot and Frank'

Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong and Liv Tyler join indie

EXCLUSIVE: Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong and Liv Tyler have boarded the indie "Robot and Frank," joining Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon.  
Jake Schreier is directing the story of a young architect (Strong) working to scan all the books at the library where he works when he's suddenly forced to go up against a man (Langella) who plans to steal from the institution with his robot companion.
Galt Niederhoffer is on board to produce through his Park Pictures.
Strong has stayed busy of late, recently wrapping production on the indie "See Girl Run" and also a role in Steven Spielberg's biopic "Lincoln" as John Nicolay, the president's aide and private secretary.
Schreiber was most recently seen in Sony's "Salt," and Tyler can be seen in "The Ledge" with Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam.
Strong is repped by ICM and Mosiac and Tyler is repped by UTA and the Schiff Co. Schreiber is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.


  1. OH JOY! This is great news! Can't wait to find out who Liev will be playing!

  2. Agreed! It's strange that the write up doesn't mention his part.

    And what's with IMDB? They used to be such a reliable source. NO mention of the project at all. I realize this is probably the working title (let's hops so as it reminds me of Joey Tribbiani's short lived part on Mac 'n Cheese)but still.

    SO happy about this though. I wonder when filming start - let's hope Jack doesn't get bumped for this. LOVING that story with Liev in the lead.

    Have a great day, all!

  3. Well, IMDb tend only to put up confirmed projects these days... I think they've had too much bad press for spouting rumours in the past, so they stick to certainties!


  4. Well I just read this article and it gives a bit more of a synopsis to the movie. It says Liev will "voice" the Robot, so I'm a bit bummed that he won't have screen time. http://collider.com/liev-schreiber-liv-tyler-james-marsden-robot-and-frank/101895/

    It sounds interesting, but I hope Liev has screen time and that Jack DOESN'T get bumped off either. It's already been delayed a year!

  5. Ah, they've finally given the press release!

    'Bout time!

    I hope so too! 'Jack' looked like it would be really great!


  6. thats great! they are my favorite!