THE FOUNDER (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Michael Keaton (Birdman), Nick Offerman (21 Jump Street), John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac), Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain), Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), B.J. Novak (Inglourious Basterds), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), Ric Reitz (The Loft), Justin Randell Brooke (The Birth of a Nation), Wilbur Fitzgerald (No Good Deed)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), director; Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), writer; Don Handfield (Aztec Warrior), Jeremy Renner (Kill the Messenger) and Aaron Ryder (Mud), producers; Carter Burwell (Carol), composer; John Schwartzman (Seabiscuit), cinematographer; Robert Frazen (The Company Men), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Struggling salesman Ray Kroc (Keaton) comes across a small-time fast food restaurant called McDonald’s, run by brothers Dick (Offerman) and Mac (Lynch). Sensing a major opportunity after being impressed with their quality of food, Kroc encourages the brothers to turn their restaurant into a franchise, and soon eclipses them to become the public face of the company as McDonald’s slowly grows into one of the leading restaurant chains in the country, and soon the world…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The dark origin of McDonald’s is explored in this provocative and insightful biopic of one of its more controversial figures, portrayed by yet another standout performance by Michael Keaton.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2017

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