A new ‘online’ trailer for The Founder, the real-life story of Ray Kroc, the man responsible for the success of the McDonald’s franchise, has been released on the internet. The promo is for the U.S. release of the film, which will arrive in cinemas in north America from January 20th.
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 new trailer for The Founder can be found in the player below. The film arrives in UK cinemas on 17th February.