Michael Keaton Creates McDonald's in First Trailer for 'The Founder'
"There should be McDonald's everywhere! Franchise the damn thing!" This looks like it might be pretty damn good. The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for The Founder, from director John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. The story is actually about how Kroc sort of "stole" the business right out from under the McDonald brothers, played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, who originally came up with the idea for a fast food burger joint in the 1950s. The cast includes Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak. Keaton's performance doesn't seem better than his last few roles, but the film looks like it's definitely worth seeing when it opens.
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 directed by American filmmaker John Lee Hancock, of The Rookie, The Alamo, The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks previously. The screenplay is written by Robert D. Siegel based on the true story of Ray Kroc. The Weinstein Company is planning to open The Founder in theaters starting August 5th, 2016 later this summer. First impression?
So, it seems likely that McDonald's named the Big Mac after one of the original McDonald brothers, Mac. Hmmm...what about his brother Dick?
Movie Bear on Apr 21, 2016
Looks like Keaton is playing a complete asshole. Obesity is a beautiful thing.
Carpola on Apr 21, 2016
Damn... That actually looked pretty good. Definitely gonna keep this on my radar.
Brandon on Apr 21, 2016
ALWAYS BE CLOSING.
DAVIDPD on Apr 21, 2016
It's good to see Keaton working again. One of the best and most enjoyable actors. Would love to see him and Hanks together on a project.
kitano0 on Apr 22, 2016
They should've called this movie "The McFounder" to make it stand out more and say more about the movie's story.
MLTC on Apr 22, 2016
I never liked that thing, ugly sandwiches and all the rest. And the trailer is another boring story bigger than life. I only hope it will help Michael Keaton's career since I think he might deserve it ...
shiboleth on Apr 22, 2016
But their fries are delicious!.....
RAW_D on Apr 26, 2016
Hm, well, I've tasted better. But ok, they just might make good fries. At least...
shiboleth on Apr 27, 2016
Nothing like seeing the American dream ripped away by some greedy a$$hole. Wait...is that the a$$hole's American dream?!?
RAW_D on Apr 26, 2016
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