THE FOUNDER Relocates To Oscar Season
The bad news is, we're going to have to wait a few more months to see John Lee Hancock's The Founder. I know. You're not McLovin' it.
The good news is, The Founder's being moved to better position the film for a run at next year's Oscars. Here's the news, via Deadline:
The Weinstein Company is moving its Oscar hopeful The Founder, starring Michael Keaton in the role of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, off its August 5 date.
The plan is to push it to December 16 for an Oscar-qualifying run before going wide January 20.
Deadline also reports that The Founder has received extremely high marks from test audiences, particularly for star Michael Keaton. Between that and the likelihood that The Founder may've been swallowed up by the oncoming pop-culture juggernaut that is Suicide Squad (also opening on August 5th), this sounds like a strong move all the way around.
We're bummed we've gotta wait a few more months for this one, but if it gets Michael Keaton that much closer to an Oscar, we're all for it.
Stay tuned for more as we get closer to The Founder's (brand-new) January 20th release date.