The Founder has had mixed notices in early reviews, but most people agree that Michael Keaton is great in the movie, and may well be in with a shot of an Oscar nomination. Now a new trailer for the movie has arrived.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘THE FOUNDER, directed by John Lee Hancock (THE BLIND SIDE, SAVING MR. BANKS), 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; Linda Cardellini as his second wife Joan Smith; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.’
The movie is getting an Oscar qualifying run starting today, before getting a full release in the US in January and the UK in February. Take a look at the new trailer below.