Release date:December 7, 2016
(limited; wide: Jan. 20)
Studio:The Weinstein Company
Director:John Lee Hancock
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Starring:Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern
"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.