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Fun with Trailers: Can You Identify the Voice of the Robot in Robot and Frank?

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 26, 2012 | Comments ()


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A couple of observations about the trailer: First, the film -- about the relationship between a jewel thief and his robot manservant -- was a heartwarming hit at Sundance this year. Two: It stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, and DAMNIT, James Marsden can't land a lead role to save his life. He's too cute. That's the problem with Marsden: Cute guys make for lousy leading men because there's no will she/won't she tension. OF COURSE SHE WILL. Look at him! And it's impossible for him to be a jerk, because he's too cute to be a jerk. WHY WOULDN'T SHE?

Poor Marsden.

Check out the trailer, and try and guess who the voice of the robot is. The name is not mentioned in the trailer, I don't believe. I'll give you a hint: It's NOT Kevin Spacey (which was my first thought), and now that you know it's not Kevin Spacey, you'll only be able to hear his voice.



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  • Green Lantern

    Oh mah ga...that actually looks...kinda great!

    Yes, Frank, I hope you rip off ALL those douchebag hipsters!

    And I too am going for "Malcovitch" as the voice, but I'm probably wrong.

  • Brian Stevenson

    I am so in on this movie, I'm out.

  • TenaciousJP

    I saw the movie earlier this year as well, and I spent the entire movie thinking it was Ben from Lost.

  • idiosynchronic

    Wow, I might actually get my wife to see this.

  • ellcoolj

    yes please... opening when?

  • ,

    I got three laughs out of the trailer. That's more than I get out of most entire movies.

    In.

  • ,

    Except, of course, based on their history, I'm pretty sure the two megaplexes in my town will be showing "Dark Knight" on all 24 screens at all times for the next year, relegating movies like this to ancient theaters in questionable neighborhoods 100 miles away.

    Fuck you, Carmike.

    And fuck YOU, Hollywood.

  • thaneofmemphis

    Alan Tudyk?

  • Pgh-navigator

    Sounds like Michael Emerson

  • pgh_navigator

    And yes, I know it's not.

  • Frank Berrodin

    Totally Spacey but actually Sarsgaard. Both excel at being creepy.

  • cinemaniac

    I couldn't figure out who it was. If you hadn't said it wasn't Spacey I would have guessed Spacey, but after seeing Sarsgaard's name in the credits it was obvious.

  • BWeaves

    Oh, god, I want to see this right now.

    Old people, and robots, and really big jewelry. Right now, I tell you!

  • Mr.West

    Peter Sarsgaard, that is all.

  • $27019454

    I agree. It has that John Malcovichian effeminate sibilance. Also, it has a strange, sexy quality. If I'm all worked up it's either Sarsgaard or Malkovich.

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