The Founder Movie

He took someone else’s idea and America ate it up.

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The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California.

Who's Involved:

Patrick Wilson, Michael Keaton, Aaron Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, John Lee Hancock, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Siegel, Steve Coulter, Catherine Dyer, Nick Offerman, B.J. Novak, Don Handfield, Karen Lunder, Mike Pniewski, Kimberly Battista

Release Date:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (Los Angeles)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a 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. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

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Crew: Who's making The Founder

A look at the The Founder behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director John Lee Hancock last directed The Highwaymen and Saving Mr. Banks. The film's writer Robert Siegel last wrote Cruise and Turbo.

Screenwriter

Robert Siegel

Producers

Don Handfield
Karen Lunder
Jeremy Renner
Aaron Ryder

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Production: What we know about The Founder

Key Facts

  1. Laura Dern will play Ethel Kroc, Kroc’s first wife who suffers through his business schemes and whom he neglects.
  2. Developed in the vein of The Social Network.

Filming Timeline

On or about April 16, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 1, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about March 27, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Plans to shoot mid-May 2015 in Atlanta.

The Founder Release Date: When was it released?

The Founder was released in 2016 on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (Los Angeles release). Oscar Run


When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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