This Is The Trailer For The McDonald’s Origin Movie We Never Knew We Wanted


Michael Keaton stars in an upcoming hollywood biopic based on Ray Kroc, the man who turned the small-time burger restaurant McDonald’s into what it is today.

The film, titled The Founder, centers on Kroc meeting the McDonald’s brothers, Richard and Maurice, and how he takes the company over from them. USA Today was first to get the exclusive trailer of the upcoming biographical film.

It looks pretty awesome. Though, to be fair, we’d watch anything with Michael Keaton in it.

The Founder also stars Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson himself), Laura Dern and John Carroll Lynch. You can check out the trailer below. We’ve added a few different viewing options.


‘Blind Side’ Director to Helm McDonald’s Origin Film

In case you needed another movie about a CEO’s rise to megalomania (read: The Social Network or either Steve Jobs movie), you can soon find out how McDonald’s got so damn popular.

John Lee Hancock, known for writing and directing The Blind Side, is in talks to direct an origin story about the founder of McDonald’s…called The Founder.

Hopefully, the title gets more imaginative between now and its release.

The film, written by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler), covers Ray Kroc usurping the actual McDonald brothers from their small burger company in 1950s Southern California.

Despite learning that McDonald’s as we know it grew out of some creative backstabbing, it should be interesting to see how the film portrays the fast food giant in a simpler time.

At the very least, it couldn’t be worse than X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

H/t The Hollywood Reporter