Keaton in Talks for John Lee Hancock’s McDonalds Drama THE FOUNDER

‘Birdman’ star in talks for McDonalds tale…

Michael Keaton, who recently scored Best Actor at the Golden Globe for his role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s excellent ‘Birdman,’ has entered into talks for John Lee Hancock’s ‘The Founder,’ according to THR.

The film tells the true story of how Raymond Kroc, a milk-shake machine salesman from Illinois, helped transformed Maurice and Richard McDonald’s burger operation into a billion-dollar empire, becoming one of the most powerful moguls in the world.

Keaton apparently met with Hancock (‘The Rookie,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘Saving Mr. Banks’) earlier this week and has received an offer for the role of Kroc.

Robert Siegel (‘Big Fan, ‘Turbo’) penned the script, which has been described as being in the tone of Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ and PTA’s ‘There Will Be Blood.’

BIRDMAN is in cinemas across the country now.