The biggest fast food chain in the world is getting its own movie. The film will be called The Founder, and Saving Mr. Banks director, John Lee Hancock, is in negotiations to direct. The film will tell the origin story of McDonald's and its rise to the top in the fast food empire. This is seriously like the The Social Network, but with McDonald's. Here's a description of the story from THR:
"The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, 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 in a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire."
The script was written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), and the tone of the script has been described as being like The Social Network and There Will Be Blood. This is sure to include a lot of interesting and intense drama. I really don't know much about the history of McDonalds, but this sounds absolutely fascinating.
Hancock is a very talented director that has also worked on films such as The Blind Side and The Rookie. This seems like a perfect project for him to take on.