We all love a great entrepreneurial story. A tale of persistence and perseverance. There is a mix of cunning, a shade of street-smartness, but a whole lot of vision that turns an idea into a global phenomenon. And what could be more global than a McDonald’s restaurant! The burgers that we have become so familiar with have a fascinating story behind them which will be the theme of the upcoming biopic The Founder. The studio Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer of the movie which gives a bite into the juicy tale of how McDonald’s phenomenon spread across the world. Have a look right here!
The first thing of interest is of course Michael Keaton. The man is having a second career in Hollywood now ever since he came so close to bagging the Oscar for his acting performance in Birdman. He did pump his fists in the air earlier this year when Spotlight won the Oscar for Best Picture where Keaton had displayed another mature and delightful performance. In The Founder, he gets to play Roy Kroc, a man who was supposed to be past his prime when he joined hands with the McDonald brothers. Kroc took the McDonald’s chains to incredible heights, and Keaton will be perfect to display the passion and drive of that businessman. Joining Keaton are Laura Dern as Korc’s wife, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch as the McDonald brothers, as well as Patrick Wilson.
The Founder is being directed by John Lee Hancock who loves biopics, having directed The Rookie, The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks. I enjoyed watching each of these movies which gives me the assurance that The Founder is in the right hands. The movie’s script has been written by Robert D. Siegel who previously worked on the screenplay for The Wrestler. The movie’s premise looks to be worth a watch, and hopefully the end product will turn out even better than expectations.
The Founder is scheduled to release in the USA on August 5, 2016.