Linda Cardellini is set to co-star in The Founder, the biopic about the man behind McDonald’s. She will play Joan, the third wife of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), the Illinois salesman who turned the McDonald brothers’ drive-through business into a national franchise. When she met Kroc, Joan was the attractive wife of a successful restaurant owner in Minneapolis who represented greener pastures. Cardellini is onscreen in Avengers: Age Of Ultron and stars on Netflix’s Bloodline and is next up co-starring in Paramount’s Daddy’s Home opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg which comes out Christmas Day. She also reprised her Mad Men role as Sylvia Rosen in the drama’s final season. She is repped by ICM Partners and Mosaic.
Gbenga Akinnagbe has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s action sequel Independence Day 2. He will play Agent Travis, a Secret Service agent detailed to former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman). Liam Hemsworth, Sela Ward, Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe also star in the pic, which sees the return of a hostile alien species determined to destroy the human race and the Earthlings who use intelligence, technology and experience to fight to save mankind. Akinnagbe appears on The Following and recurs on The Good Wife and recently wrapped the indie film Detour. Akinnagbe is repped by APA, Silver Lining Entertainment, United Agents and Nelson Davis.
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