SANTA MONICA, CA – Experience the rise of the biggest fast food franchise in history when the critically acclaimed The Founder arrives on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 18 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Founder chronicles the rise of the biggest fast food chain in history. Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (Best Actor, Birdman) leads the film’s super-sized cast, which includes Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “ER”), Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), BJ Novak (TV’s “The Office”) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).
Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Keaton), a struggling 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. Writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel, John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.
The Founder home entertainment release features five behind-the-scenes featurettes and a press conference with the filmmakers and cast. The Founder will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY/ DVD/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
· “The Story Behind the Story” Featurette
· “Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc” Featurette
· “The McDonald Brothers” Featurette
· “The Production Design” Featurette
· “Building McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video”
· Press Conference with Filmmakers and Cast
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