The Founder trailer tells the story of how struggling salesman (played by Michael Keating) saw a franchise potential in the McDonalds brothers burger operation and took it for himself!

On there face of it the film would leave a bad taste in the mouth at the idea of someone effectively stealing the idea. However the trailer, with Michael Keaton’s charm, gets away with it!

Check out The Founder Trailer, lowdown and gallery for the complete deal!

The Founder Trailer

The Founder - Poster: Michael Keaton
The Founder – Teaser Poster; Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) ©2017 Weinstein

The Founder Official Lowdown


The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald. They were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw a franchise potential…

Writer Robert Siege, best know for his work on 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.

Directed by John Lee Hancock, known for Saving Mr Banks.


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The Founder Theatrical release dates

Australia: November 24th 2016
US and Canada: January 20th 2017
UK: February 17th 2017