Actor B.J. Novak attends the premiere of IFC Films' "The D Train" at ArcLight Hollywood on April 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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May 29, 2015 9:21 AM EDT

Fresh off his $7.5 million book deal with Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak has a new project in the works: he’s set to join the cast of the McDonald’s biopic The Founder.

Michael Keaton will star in the film as Ray Kroc (who didn’t actually found McDonald’s, but took over the fledgling business from Mac and Dick McDonald and amped it up to world dominance). Novak will play a McDonald’s executive and protegé of Kroc, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nick Offerman and Laura Dern are also attached to the project.

The Founder is slated to come out in the fall of 2016.


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