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Between his work in Birdman and Spotlight, Keaton has become an unstoppable force of star power and one of the more prolific names in entertainment in recent years. His latest venture with The Weinstein Company is looking to be another hit.

The Founder tells the true story of Ray Kroc (Keaton), the businessman who helped turn McDonald's into the successful fast food empire and American institution that it is today, and explore Kroc's hunger for success and what he was willing to do to achieve his ends.

Further bolstering the Weinstein film's roster are notable talents like Nick Offerman, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak and John Carroll Lynch. The Founder is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and penned by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler).

Check out the first trailer for The Founder below:

I guess not all meals at McDonald's can be happy.

'The Founder' was set for a November 25 premiere date, but has been moved up to an August 5th release.


Do you think The Founder has the makings of another Oscar contender?


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