Michael Keaton, a journalist’s favorite actor, stars as McDonald’s visionary Ray Kroc in locally filmed “The Founder,” due out this summer. The Weinstein Company has just released a poster and this image of Keaton in character:
Keaton’s long list of screen credits include his lead role in “Birdman,” which cleaned house at the 2015 Oscars (best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best cinematography) and earned him a Golden Globe trophy and Academy Award nomination.
He has also portrayed driven, dedicated editors in two movies that brilliantly capture what life at a daily newspaper is like: 1994’s “The Paper” and last year’s “Spotlight,” which claimed best-picture honors at the 2016 Oscars.
And check out his Instagram feed. In addition to vacation snaps and the occasional picture from a restaurant, it’s full of images of print newspaper articles.
Even better, during his time here last year filming “The Founder,” he made a pilgrimage to Atlanta’s longtime hangout for reporters, now temporarily closed during renovations: Manuel’s Tavern.
Here’s the image he posted: