Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Burnt is a remarkably funny and emotional story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.
Bradley Cooper tries to put his past behind him to become the best chef in the world in The Weinstein Company's third and final trailer for Burnt, arriving in theaters this Friday, October 23. As Sam Keeley's David explains in this latest trailer, Bradley Cooper's Adam Jones is a two-star Michelin chef. Getting just one Michelin star is the equivalent of being "Luke Skywalker" in the culinary world. If Adam were to achieve his goal and get a third star, he would become the "Yoda" of the kitchen.
The supporting cast includes Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Lily James and Emma Thompson. Burnt is actually the third title for this project, which was originally announced as Chef, although the title was changed due to Jon Favreau's Chef, which hit theaters last year. A poster released in May revealed the title had become Adam Jones. But in the last few months leading up to its release, The Weinstein Company decided to go with Burnt.
John Wells (August: Osage County) directs from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Locke), based on a story by Michael Kalesniko (Iron Sky). This isn't the first time that Bradley Cooper has played a chef, after his leading role in the short-lived 2005 TV series Kitchen Confidential, which only aired for one season on Fox. We'll have to wait and see if this movie brings the actor more success, but it will certainly have plenty of competition on its opening weekend.
Burnt opens wide this Friday, October 30, going against Warner Bros.' Our Brand Is Crisis and Paramount's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Burnt should come in second place behind box office mainstay The Martian, with an estimated $9 million, according to projections. The dramatic comedy arrives in approximately 2,400 theaters, far below the 3,504 theaters that The Martian is playing in. Burnt currently has a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Our Brand Is Crisis at 42%, although Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse doesn't have enough reviews to qualify for a TomatoMeter score yet. Still, Burnt's projections are rather close to The Martian, and a mild upset is possible, if it manages to overperform. Take a look at the new Burnt trailer, and let us know how you think this dramatic comedy will fare on its opening weekend. Will you be seeing Bradley Cooper's latest endeavor? Or did you get enough of his chef ways in Kitchen Confidential?