Bradley Cooper plays a chef determined to climb back to the top of the industry in Burnt, an upcoming drama from director John Wells (The Company Men, August Osage County) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, Locke).
Cooper could very well be earning that award buzz again if Burnt goes according to plan. The Oscar-nominated actor has the likability factor to get audiences to side with his characters, so we’re interested in seeing him earn our affection for a character that doesn’t exactly seem like a nice guy.
There’s a great supporting cast, including Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson, and we’re completely on board with Wells and Knight behind the scenes.
Burnt is lined up for U.S. release on October 23.
Synopsis for Burnt:
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.