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Actor Michael Keaton May Play McDonald's Mogul in Upcoming Film

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McDonald's goes McHollywood: Actor and recent Golden Globe award winner Michael Keaton (Birdman, Batman) is in talks to star in The Founder, a movie about the chain's rise to global-burger domination. According to the TelegraphJohn Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is officially on board to direct the film.

The film tells the "dark" true story of how Ray Kroc — a crafty salesman from Illinois — met founders Mac and Dick McDonald, and was so impressed by their speedy operation that he maneuvered himself into a position to buy the franchise. Kroc eventually turned McDonald's into a "billion-dollar empire." Keaton could play Kroc in the upcoming film.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the "tone of the script" — written by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) — is similar to that of The Social Network and There Will Be Blood, which means the film will be serious and heavy. There are no details regarding a release date yet.

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