Burnt is the latest comedy-drama to star Bradley Cooper in the lead role, a dramatic turn in which he plays a restaurateur and foodie bad-boy of the Paris restaurant scene. After spending some time cooling down after tarnishing his stellar reputation, Cooper's Adam Jones hopes to regain some of his former glory and achieve the much-coveted third Michelin Guide star as head chef of his new restaurant.
Directed by John Wells, who recently fared middlingly with the play adaptation August: Osage County, and written by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke), Burnt could be a film worth keeping an eye out for. Indeed, in the footage featured in the first feature trailer (see above), Cooper looks ready to start serving up a (somewhat literal) visual feast.
Here is the official 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."
You can check out the first official Burnt poster, below:
The trailer for Burnt offers something not altogether romantic in tone, with several frenetic shots and scenes depicting Cooper (quite literally) thrown out of the frying pan and into the fire of a new kitchen in Wells and Knight's new film. Supported by a cast full of powerful and capable lead actors (including his former American Sniper co-star, Sienna Miller), Cooper strikes a figure as imposing as the likes of an Anthony Bourdain or a Mario Batali.
American Sniper earned Cooper yet another Best Actor Oscar nomination (even with the controversy surrounding the film), but coming off of the critical-sting inflicted upon this summer's Aloha, Cooper is looking win back some favor in his new starring role with Burnt. Based on the crowd-pleasing appeal of Jon Favreau's similar culinary spectacle Chef, Wells and Knight may also have put together a feature film to please the foodie in all of us.
Burnt will begin its U.S. theatrical release on October 23rd, 2015.
Source: Yahoo! Movies