The true story of the slick salesman who was behind what became the most successful American business in history, see Michael Keaton make a concerted play for that somehow elusive Best Actor Oscar in the deliciously entertaining drama THE FOUNDER.
Ray Kroc (Keaton) was a middling milkshake machine salesman in the 1950s when he stumbled across a restaurant in southern California that was doing things differently. Run by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch), the restaurant focused on lightning quick service for cheap prices. Sensing a unique opportunity, Kroc offered the brothers a franchising partnership. They agreed. But the brothers quickly regretted Kroc’s sweet-talking when he instigates manoeuvres to pull the business out from under them. With supporting performances from Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson and Linda Cardellini, THE FOUNDER is a story about how sometimes the smiling, hand-waving big talkers can be the deadliest of vipers in matters of business.
Release Date: November 24, 2016
Running time: 1hr 55mins