added: Tue, Jan 3rd '17
Michael Keaton doesn't like taking 'no' for an answer in the new 60-second trailer for "The Founder," the 1950s-set drama about Ray Kroc, the businessman who turned McDonald's into a fast-food empire.
The movie sees Keaton as Kroc, a former milkshake machine salesman from Illinois who struck a franchising deal with Dick and Mac McDonald (played by "Parks and Rec" star Nick Offerman and "American Horror Story" actor John Carrol Lynch). Looking to expand the business and set up a chain of fast-food restaurants, Kroc and the McDonald brothers butted heads over the control and direction of the company. Eventually, Kroc wheeled-and-dealed his way into securing the rights of the fast-food restaurant from the brothers.
Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks) and written by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), "The Founder" also stars Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, and B.J. Novak.
The film opens nationwide January 20th.
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.
directed by John Lee Hancock
starring Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak
release date January 20, 2017 (nationwide)