New Trailer for McDonald’s Biopic ‘The Founder’

McDonald’s Biopic

The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for the true story drama The Founder, starring Michael Keaton as the shake mixer salesman Ray Kroc who swindled the McDonald’s Brothers and turned their humble local operation into a global billion-dollar empire.

John Lee Hancock directs from a screenplay written by Robert D. Siegel. Also starring Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak, the film is playing in one theater in Los Angeles this week for Oscar qualification, ahead of wide release on January 20.

Check out the second official trailer and poster for The Founder.

McDonald’s Biopic

This looks a lot less black and white than I thought. I’m glad Keaton is making a great comeback.

McDonald’s Biopic

You can watch the first official trailer for The Founder below.

McDonald’s Biopic

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 film 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.

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