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The Founder
The Founder
Release date
17th Feb 2017
Running time
1hr 55mins
Director
John Lee Hancock
Cast
Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman

The Founder

12A  

Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) is a restaurant machinery salesman. A small restaurant in Southern California is interested in purchasing his products. The restaurant name? McDonalds.

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Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) is a restaurant machinery salesman. A small restaurant in Southern California is interested in purchasing his products. Once Kroc steps through the door, he sees the potential to turn the family-run business into a national franchise.

The restaurant name? McDonalds.

When brothers Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman) and Mac McDonald (John Carroll Lynch) are reluctant to cooperate with Kroc’s demand, the salesmen is determined to take on the company himself… whatever the stakes.

Controversial and surprising, this biopic tells the true story of Ray Kroc, who made fast-food giant McDonalds into the internationally-recognised brand it is today.

Academy Award nominated Michael Keaton (Birdman) takes the starring role as Ray Kroc, with an intense performance that’s certain to gain Oscar-buzz.

Nick Offerman (Fargo, Parks and Recreation) and John Carroll Lynch (Shutter Island, American Horror Story) star alongside Keaton as the brothers who started the business from scratch.

The Founder is directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks) and written by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), with co-stars including Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron), B. J. Novak (Saving Mr. Banks) and Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring).

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