“The Founder” gets to work in April

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment has just added Th Founder to its roster of upcoming titles, planning the movie for release on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in April.

Based on the true story of a fast-food empire, The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael 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 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.

Aside from the movie itself, the release will also include the Featurette “The Story Behind the Story,” “Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc,” “The McDonald Brothers” and “The Production Design”.

Further, the release will also include a Building McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video and footage from a Press Conference with Filmmakers and Cast.

The Founder will be in stores on April 18 and can be yours for $39.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $29.99 on DVD.

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