Daniel McFadden
December 07, 2016 at 12:02 AM EST

The Founder

release date
Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern
John Lee Hancock
Current Status
In Season

Los Angeles moviegoers anxiously awaiting potential awards contender The Founder received news they’ll love: the film will arrive early.

The awards-qualifying engagement in L.A. ​for the biopic centered on McDonald’s mastermind Ray Kroc moved to Wednesday from Dec. 16, the Weinstein Co. announced Tuesday. It will screen at the Arclight Hollywood for one week and will be released nationally on Jan. 20, 2017.

The Founder details how Kroc (played by Michael Keaton) parlayed his franchise stake in the mom-and-pop burger chain into becoming the head of the McDonald’s parent company. He guided the small fast food shops into the worldwide chain it is today.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and written by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler), The Founder also stars Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman, and John Carroll Lynch.

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