Robot and Frank got an extremely warm welcome. At a question and answer session after the screening, Frank Langella informed viewers that his role almost went to Christopher Walken.
Director Jake Schreir said, in his best Walken voice, that Walken turned down the role because robots can’t go upstairs, something which happens a lot in the movie. Instead, Walken ended up taking an undisclosed role which Langella declined.
Now, the two stars have a competition as to which film does better. “I think I’m winning.”