Linklater at Cannes: Fast food already doing damage control

Richard Linklater‘s fictional take on Eric Schlosser‘s “Fast Food Nation” is making headlines today out of Cannes – and not just for what’s on screen.

“We’re already getting reaction from the fast food industry,” Linklater told reporters. “They’ve hired agencies apparently that are going to be there when we come out as a movie in the States. I’ve never made a movie that’s suddenly threatening someone’s corporate bottom line supposedly, which I don’t think a movie really can do.”

If you haven’t seen the trailer, Fox Searchlight has already thrown it up on YouTube, where it’s getting beau coup hits.

See it with a ten piece McNuggets for maximum effect.