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Watch Michael Keaton as McDonalds Honcho Ray Kroc in new The Founder Trailer

Like a McDonald's cheeseburger, it will be hard to resist watching Micheal Keaton as the ubiquitous fast food chain's creator Ray Krock in The Founder Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), The Founder delivers the true story of how Ray Kroc, a down-on-his-luck salesman from Illinois, had a fateful meeting with brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California that managed to turn out food in astonshingly little time. The speed with which the tasty burgers flew from the grill gave Kroc an idea—why not franchise the joint? Writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) reveals just how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to tear the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. 

In this trailer, you will see just how irristisible Keaton will be in the lead role. And with a cast that includes Laura Dern as Ray Kroc's first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald, The Founder looks like a tasty way to start the year when it premieres on January 20.

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