John Lee Hancock has picked the perfect man to take us through the twisted history of one of the biggest corporations the world has seen. Micheal Keaton plays Ray Kroc in Hancock’s The Founder, a story of the man who took a fledgling fast food business and turned it into an empire. His dealings with the McDonald brothers, and his shrewd manoeuvering of control, make up the dark heart of this tale of the American Dream taken to extremes.

Keaton is great in the film, and will be seen next in the forthcoming Spider-Man Homecoming as Vulture. Director Hancock has a solid background in the cinematic weaving of true life tales with his previous work on  The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks.

We’ve got the exclusive first look at the poster the film will arrive with in the UK, and you can see that below as well as two recent trailers for the film.

The Founder is released in UK cinemas on the 17th of February, and in the US on the 20th of January. Here’s the new poster

The Founder UK Movie Poster

The Founder UK Movie PosterTake a look below at the film’s trailer.

 

The Founder UK Movie Trailer

 

The Founder Movie Synopsis

THE FOUNDER is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California.

Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.