Father of Invention


Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle’s ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself.

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Robinson Talks ‘Last Comic Standing’ and ‘Father of Invention’

Hot Tub Time Machine will hit the shelves on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29 and to celebrate this new release, a special party happened over the weekend at a very special and historic L.A. location: the Playboy mansion. We hit the red carpet at this event and we had the pleasure of speaking with one of the film's hilarious stars, Craig Robinson.

Robinson has certainly been keeping busy on both the small screen and the big screen and you can currently watch the funnyman as the host of the NBC stand-up comedy competition Last Comic Standing.

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Virginia Madsen Joins ‘Father of Invention’

Trent Cooper will be directing the screenplay that he co-wrote with Jonathan Krane and Nichole Beatty.

The story centers on a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire who loses it all when one of his inventions goes horribly awry. After eight years in federal prison, he returns bankrupt, homeless and determined to rebuild his reputation and fortune.

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Johnny Knoxville and Camilla Belle Join ‘Father of Invention’

According to The Hollywood Reporter Craig Robinson, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville and Camilla Belle are joining Kevin Spacey in Father of Invention.

Spacey is producing the film via his Trigger Street Production company.

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