New Trailer For “The Founder” Gives First Look At Michael Keaton’s Portrayal Of McDonald’s Ray Kroc

by • April 21, 2016 • Business, Hollywoodland, MoviesComments (0)2404

Directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert D. Siegel, The Founder stars Michael Keaton as McDonald’s tycoon Ray Kroc (1902-1984), and tells the true story of how the Illinois salesman met Mac and Dick McDonald who operated a small hamburger joint in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc managed to outmaneuver the brothers and take control of the business when he purchased it for $2.7 million in 1961, eventually turning it into a global empire. As of May 2015, Forbes ranks McDonald’s as the 6th most valuable brand in the world, with a market capitalization of $92.5 billion; 420,000 employees; and annual sales of $27.44 billion. The Founder is set for release on August 5, 2016. (source: The Playlist)

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