Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), 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. The Founder is directed by American filmmaker John Lee Hancock, of The Rookie, The Alamo, The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks previously. The screenplay is written by Robert D. Siegel based on the true story of Ray Kroc. The Weinstein Company is planning to open The Founder in theaters starting August 5th, 2016.