THE FOUNDER is an upcoming biographical film directed by John Lee Hancock (The Rookie, The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks) and starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc. Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman, and Patrick Wilson.
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.
Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Ric Reitz, and Wilbur Fitzgerald also star in the film.