McDonald’s to hit the big screen, claim reports

The story behind the creation of the fast food giant McDonald’s could be set to hit the silver screen, according to reports.

Reports in The Guardian and film press claim talks are under way to bring the story of McDonald’s origins to life, with director John Lee Hancock in discussions to direct.

It is said the story, which is titled The Founder, will focus on the relationship between founding brothers Mac and Dick McDonald and Illinois businessman Ray Kroc, who eventually took full control of the business in the early 1960s.

Reports say The Founder will be in the same vein as the Oscar-winning movie about Facebook, The Social Network, and Hancock most recently directed Saving Mr Banks about the creation of the classic Walt Disney film Mary Poppins.

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