The Founder is directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert D. Siegel.
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 manoeuvres 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.
The Founder stars Michael Keaton as Kroc and Laura Dern as his wife Ethel Fleming. They are also joined by Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Ric Reitz, and Wilbur Fitzgerald.
The Founder hits US cinemas on 20th January 2017 and UK cinemas on 10th February.