The Weinstein Company has released the official trailer for The Founder, which tells the story of the building of the fast food empire that is McDonald’s.
The movie stars Academy Award nominated Birdman star Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, a salesman who met McDonald’s creators Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman), saw the potential in what they were doing, and did what he had to do to build it into the juggernaut it is today.
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The Founder is directed by The Rookie, The Alamo, The Blind Side, and Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock. It is scheduled to be released on August 5th.
Written by Robert Siegel (BIG FAN), THE FOUNDER is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.