The Founder tells the true story of how McDonald’s becomes the most successful fast food chain of the world.
Michael Keaton stars in the film as Ray Kroc, who saw potential in the burger business back in the 1950s and wanted to transform it into a moneymaking franchise. To do that he had to pull off some shady stuff which is needed to have a successful business.
THE FOUNDER, directed by John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE, SAVING MR. BANKS), features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling 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. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.”
The movie also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; Linda Cardellini as his second wife Joan Smith; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald; and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald. it will hit theaters everywhere on January 20th.