Burnt Trailer #2: Is Bradley Cooper the Darth Vader of Cooking?

Today, The Weinstein Company released a new trailer for Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper as a chef trying to regain his former glory. Previously the head chef in a two Michelin-star Paris restaurant, Chef Adam Jones (Cooper) lost it all. Jones is trying to start over in London- this time going for the third michelin star - but his dark past is right behind him.

This is the second, and slightly more detailed trailer released for the film. (You can watch the first one here.) This newest trailer spells it out for the viewer: chef Adam Jones has made a few mistakes and a lot of enemies - some who may even want him dead. The volatile chef also seems to have major control issues - which, according to him, ruined his Paris venture. Jones will have to do some serious self-examination in order to achieve his goal of running the best kitchen in the world.

The newest Burnt trailer also offers a look at who will be a part of this perfect kitchen - a chef "who doesn't know how good she is", a cook Jones seemingly found on the street, and an old friend who he betrayed in some mysterious way.

After establishing the team, the trailer lets us know that  Jones will do whatever it takes to get that third michelin star - apparently to get just one michelin star "you have to be like Luke Skywalker, to get three you're Yoda". But what if, the trailer asks, Jones is Darth Vader?

Bradley Cooper in Burnt

Combining lines like that with the somewhat gritty world of pro-cooking make Burnt look like a fun, if strange, venture. Burnt also features a pretty strong ensemble cast including: Cooper and his American Sniper costar Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher), as well as Omar Sy (Jurassic World), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Daniel Brühl (Rush), and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks). Combine that with the mouthwatering shots of food this tale of second chances and redemption is looking better and better.

The only problem I have with it so far is that the first trailer made Burnt look like a somewhat different movie; it focused on the bad-boy aspect of Cooper's character, whereas this trailer ends with a cute little girl and cake. With under a month to go until its release, it would be nice if the trailers could be in agreement about the tone that director John Wells (August: Osage County) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Pawn Sacrifice) are going for here.

Burnt comes out in theaters on October 23rd, 2015.

Source: The Weinstein Company

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