Micheal Keaton stars as McDonald's founder in Ray Kroc biopic

Michael Keaton stars in The Founder.
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How did a 52-year-old milkshake machine salesman build a fast food empire?

That's what the Weinstein Company hopes to answer in its newest film "The Founder," staring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's.

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As he turned McDonald's into a global burger behemoth, Kroc was known for his aggressive business tactics. Before his death in 1984, the CEO had grown the Golden Arches to 7,500 locations in 31 countries and had system-wide sales of more than $8 billion, according to the New York Times.

"The Founder," directed by John Lee Hancock, is slated to hit theaters on Aug. 5.

McDonald's did not immediately return a call for comment.