The Founder, The Story of the Contentious Relationship Between the Founders of McDonald’s

The Founder tells the story of the contentious relationship between Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman), Mac McDonald (John Carrol Lynch), and the history of the McDonald’s chain of restaurants.

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 film was directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blindside) and written by Robert D. Siegel (The WrestlerBig Fan). It will be released in theaters on August 5, 2016.

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