The Founder, Michael Keaton’s star vehicle about the man who basically stole the McDonald’s franchise from the actual McDonald brothers, has been moved from August to December. This is promising for those of us (i.e. everyone ever) hoping Keaton grabs his Best Actor Oscar.
Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the businessman who took the idea from Mac and Dick McDonald and turned it into the garbage food franchise that has, in some ways, defined America for so many decades. Laura Dern plays Kroc’s wife Ethel Fleming, and Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Ric Reitz and Wilbur Fitzgerald also co star.
Here’s the trailer:
Originally, The Founder moved from Thanksgiving to Augutst 5. But test audiences have been very positive, so Weinstein and his cronies have shuffled the release date once again. This time, it’s December 16, right in the heart of Awards Season.
Let’s give Michael Keaton his damn Oscar.