Thursday, January 15, 2015

Michael Keaton May Eat McDonald's Soon

THR reports that newly minted Oscar nominee and recent Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton is in talks to star in the biopic "The Founder"

Written by Robert Siegel ("Big Fan"), the film follows how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met  Mac and Dick McDonal, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' quick 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.

 John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks") is set to direct the film. Keaton reportedly met with Hancock earlier this week and has since received an offer.

Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield are likely producing the pic

The tone of the project is said to have that cruel, take no prisoners mentality of the likes of "The Social Network" and "There Will Be Blood".

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