Michael Keaton Starrer ‘The Founder’ Gets Release Date
The Founder which follows the origins of how McDonald’s rose up will be released on Nov. 25, 2016. Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights and will distribute. FilmNation and The Combine are producing. Pic stars Michael Keaton as Illinois salesman Ray Kroc who turned McDonald’s drive-through business into a national franchise, pushing the original owners, Mac and Dick McDonald completely out of the business. That Thanksgiving corridor has continually been a prime awards season launch date for TWC, having bowed such Oscar winning fare as The King’s Speech and The Imitation Game in the past.
Linda Cardellini is set to co-star in The Founder, the biopic about the man behind McDonald’s. She will play Joan, the third wife of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), the Illinois salesman who turned the McDonald brothers’ drive-through business into a national franchise. When she met Kroc, Joan was the attractive wife of a successful restaurant owner in Minneapolis who represented greener pastures. Cardellini is onscreen in Avengers: Age Of Ultron and stars on Netflix’s Bloodline and is next up co-starring in Paramount’s Daddy’s Home opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg which comes out Christmas Day. She also reprised her Mad Men role as Sylvia Rosen in the drama’s final season. She is repped by ICM Partners and Mosaic.