Ahead of its US release next month, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming biographical drama The Founder. Directed by John Lee Hancock, the film stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the businessman responsible for turning McDonalds into the worlds most successful fast food operation; watch it below after the official synopsis…
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.
The Founder is set for release on January 20th in the States and on February 10th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Ric Reitz, Wilbur Fitzgerald, B.J. Novak and Linda Cardellini.