Both times that I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters I was treated to a trailer for The Founder. The film caught my attention because, well, it stars freakin’ Michael Keaton, and because it seems like a great story that’s pretty much never been told. So I’m in!
And today, I get to share with you three new clips from The Founder, as well as an official synopsis for the film that will show us about a key business decision that practically changed the world.
Here are the new clips from The Founder, starring Michael Keaton:
“You’re In The Real Estate Business“
“Selling The American Dream“
Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER 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. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.
The Founder arrives in theaters everywhere on January 20.
SOURCE: The Weinstein Company