Park Pictures Features is a new feature film production company that's been created, and they have thrust their first feature film into development. The film is called Robot & Frank and it has a great cast of actors that includes Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong and Liev Schreiber.
Robot & Frank is a family comedy that centers a curmudgeonly lover of books (Langella) whose only friend is a librarian (Sarandon). He leads a lonely life until his grown children install a robot to care for him, sparking off an unlikely friendship. Marsden is set to play one of the children.
The film is being directed by first time feature film director Jake Schreier who has mostly worked on commercials and muisc videos. One of the films producers Acord (Director of Photography Lost In Translation and Where the Wild Things Are) talked about the new production company saying,
Park is a company comprised of filmmakers, so as we grow and evolve it only makes sense to develop and produce their feature projects. Being a commercial production company, we have a unique opportunity to utilize our resources within the industry to economically and efficiently make longform films.
That's actually pretty cool. Park Pictures plans to make two movies in the first year. Here's one of the commercials that Schreier has worked on.