Plot Summary: Chronicling the rise of McDonald’s fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world’s best-known brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961.

DirectorJohn Lee Hancock

Starring: Michael Keaton,Laura Dern,Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch,Patrick Wilson,
B.J. Novak

Release Date: August 5, 2016 (moved up from November)

Reason for Oscar consideration: Possible acting nominations for Michael Keaton and Laura Dern, based on a true story, Weinstein Production. The date change from November to August could mean trouble for the film.