Taglines: He took someone else’s idea and America ate it up.
Chronicling the rise of McDonald’s fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world’s best-known brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961.
The Founder is an American biographical film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. The film portrays the story of Ray Kroc and his acquisition of the McDonald’s fast food chain. The film stars Michael Keaton as Kroc and Laura Dern as his wife Ethel Fleming. The additional cast includes Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Ric Reitz and Wilbur Fitzgerald. The film is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016.
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Nick Offerman, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, Kimberly Battista, Carla Shinall, Catherine Dyer
Screenplay by: John Lee Hancock
Production Design by: Michael Corenblith
Cinematography by: John Schwartzman
Film Editing by: Robert Frazen
Costume Design by: Daniel Orlandi
Music by: Carter Burwell
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: January 20, 2017