The Founder

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The Founder
Directed byJohn Lee Hancock
Produced by
Written byRobert D. Siegel
Music byCarter Burwell
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
Edited byRobert Frazen
Distributed byThe Weinstein Company
Release date
  • December 7, 2016 (2016-12-07) (Arclight Hollywood)
  • January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million[2][3]
Box office$24.1 million[4]

The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama movie directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. The movie stars Michael Keaton as businessman Ray Kroc. It is about the story of his creation of the McDonald's fast food chain. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch co-star as McDonald's founders Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The movie premiered at Arclight Hollywood on December 7, 2016 and was released in the United States on January 20, 2017, by The Weinstein Company. It made $24 million worldwide and got generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for Keaton's performance.

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  1. "The Founder (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. September 13, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "The Weinstein Co. Sued Over Distribution Of 'The Founder' By FilmNation And Its Subsidiary". Retrieved February 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Weinstein Co. sued over release dates for 'The Founder' and 'Gold'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "The Founder (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 12, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)