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

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2016 | PG-13 | Biography Drama

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. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Oscar Run
Friday, January 20, 2017

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Michael Keaton
Ray Croc
Laura Dern
Ethel Kroc
Linda Cardellini
Joan Smith
Patrick Wilson
Rollie Smith
Nick Offerman
Dick McDonald
B.J. Novak
Harry Sonneborn
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DIRECTOR

John Lee Hancock

Screenwriter

Robert Siegel

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PG-13 for brief strong language

Storylines 2 more

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.
official plot version from weinsteinco.com

Trivia & Production Notes

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

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