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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

                         Michael Keaton Stars in the Provocative Look at an American Icon                                Arriving on Digital HD April 4 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 18

One of the most interesting and entertaining movies of 2016 is being released digitally and home theater in April.  Based on the true story of the rise of McDonalds, THE FOUNDER iscoming to Digital HD on April 4 and Blu-rayâ„¢ Combo Pack (plus DVD and On Demand) April 18. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini, this fascinating look at the rise of a fast food empire comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.  Take a look below of all the interesting special features tied along with the DVD release.

BLU-RAY/ DVD/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

·       â€œThe Story Behind the Story” Featurette

·       â€œMichael Keaton as Ray Kroc” Featurette

·       â€œThe McDonald Brothers” Featurette

·       â€œThe Production Design” Featurette

·       â€œBuilding McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video”

·       Press Conference with Filmmakers and Cast

Synopsis:

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (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.

 

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.