‘Burnt’ Trailer: Bradley Cooper Is the Darth Vader of Chefs
Bradley Cooper has, somewhat surprisingly, been nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars for the past three years (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and American Sniper). That was only the 10th time in history an actor had been nominated three years in a row, putting Cooper alongside actors like Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Marlon Brando. If Cooper were to be nominated again this year, he’d be in even more rarified air with Brando and Pacino the only other male actors to achieve that feat. But, can he do it? Let’s watch the trailer for his very award-bait movie Burnt and find out.
Burnt has been bouncing around Hollywood for a few years now. In fact, it was originally titled Chef before it had to change its name when Jon Favreau beat them to the punch and got his movie in theaters first. It was horrible retitled Adam Jones before making way to Burnt this summer.
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.
Curiously, Burnt is not the first time Cooper has played a trouble chef making a comeback. In 2005 he starred in the short lived FOX sitcom Kitchen Confidential based on the life of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Cooper now stars in Burnt alongside Sienna Miller, curiously not the first time Cooper has played her romantic interest (see: American Sniper). What does this all mean? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It seems unlikely, at least based on this very early stage, that Burnt is the type of movie that will propel Cooper to the Oscars again, but should this movie fail him, he’s got a fallback: Joy, with his Silver Linings Playbook co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, opens this December.
Burnt opens in theaters on October 23.