Burnt (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Burnt (2015)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 4,139 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 30 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Filming Location: Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington, London, England, UK
  • Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $10,841,571 (USA) (10 November 2015)
  • Director: John Wells
  • Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Rob Simonsen   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Michelin Star | Restaurant | Chef | Kitchen | Rival

Writing Credits By:

  • Steven Knight (screenplay)
  • Michael Kalesniko (story)

Known Trivia

  • Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard were considered for the lead female role that went to Sienna Miller. 33 of 33 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • David Fincher was originally helmed to direct this in 2008, with Keanu Reeves attached to star. Fincher left the project in 2010. 33 of 33 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The script was featured on the 2007 Black List, the list of the most liked unproduced scripts. 25 of 25 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Bradley Cooper played a similar character, also a Chef, 10 years before, in the TV series Kitchen Confidential (2005). 37 of 38 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Was going to be titled “Chef”, but Jon Favreau had already used the title for his film. Before the Weinstein Company bought the rights for “Adam Jones”, it was a Sony Pictures project and the company served Favreau’s production with a cease-and-desist over the title “Chef”, Sony cleared the titles “Chef” and “The Chef” with the MPAA and requested Aldamisa (which controlled Favreau’s film) to change the title of their film on threat of legal action. Favreau’s film ended up with the title “Chef” and was released in 2014, while Sony/The Weinstein Company’s “Chef” changed its title to “Adam Jones” in 2014. In July 2015, it was retitled “Burnt” and will be released in October 2015. 22 of 22 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Bradley Cooper claimed that the actors performed their food prep scenes with all the hazards of a real kitchen, including flaming stoves and sharp knives. Also, real chefs were cast as extras in the kitchen, putting pressure on the actors to keep up. 19 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Bradley Cooper at age of 8, wanted to be either an Actor or a Chef, in this movie Cooper plays a Chef. 50 of 55 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller previously co-starred together in American Sniper (2014). They started shooting this movie a few months after wrapping American Sniper. 29 of 33 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Jamie Dornan had a 2-minute cameo in the movie that didn’t make it to the final cut, it was part of Sienna Miller’s character’s backstory. The scene was disapproved by the audience in test screenings and was removed from the movie. 15 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • During the showreel of The Weinstein Company’s upcoming slate of films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, producer Harvey Weinstein told journalists that he was so enamored of Alicia Vikander that he asked her to play a part in this film (her part didn’t exist in the script). Weinstein also stated that Vikander will have a brilliant future in Hollywood’s biggest league. Vikander had previously starred in another Weinstein Company film, Tulip Fever. 17 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Continuity: When Adam writes 1,000,000 in his journal, it is clearly at the bottom of the page, but when he looks at the page before throwing the journal off the bridge, the "1,000,000" is in the middle of the page.

Plot: Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. Full summary » |  »

Story: 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). Written byPolly_Kat

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Produced By:

  • David Glasser known as executive producer
  • Caroline Hewitt known as co-producer
  • Edith Dupré LeBlanc known as line producer: New Orleans
  • Claire Rudnick Polstein known as executive producer
  • Dylan Sellers known as executive producer
  • Michael Shamberg known as executive producer
  • Stacey Sher known as producer
  • Erwin Stoff known as producer
  • Kris Thykier known as executive producer
  • Bob Weinstein known as executive producer
  • Harvey Weinstein known as executive producer
  • Negeen Yazdi known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Bradley Cooper known as Adam Jones
  • Sienna Miller known as Helene
  • Daniel Brühl known as Tony (as Daniel Bruhl)
  • Riccardo Scamarcio known as Max
  • Omar Sy known as Michel
  • Sam Keeley known as David
  • Henry Goodman known as Conti
  • Matthew Rhys known as Reece
  • Stephen Campbell Moore known as Jack
  • Emma Thompson known as Dr. Rosshilde
  • Uma Thurman known as Simone Forth
  • Lexie Benbow-Hart known as Lily (as Lexi Benbow-Hart)
  • Alicia Vikander known as Anne Marie
  • Lily James known as Sara
  • Sarah Greene known as Kaitlin
  • Bo Bene known as Yana
  • Elisa Lasowski known as Denitzi
  • Julian Firth known as Langham Maitre'd
  • John Macdonald known as French Heavy #1
  • Raphael Acloque known as French Heavy #2
  • Richard Rankin known as Reece Waiter
  • Martin Trenaman known as Emile
  • Jody Halse known as Electrician
  • Lewis Poll known as Young Guy on Food Truck
  • Richard Cunningham known as Michelin Inspector #1
  • Richard Attlee known as Michelin Inspector #2
  • Charlotte Hawkins known as TV presenter
  • Tony Pritchard known as Guard
  • Natasha Alderslade known as Simone's Companion
  • Esther Adams known as Posh Diner (uncredited)
  • Michael Altoft known as Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
  • Pavlina Andreevska known as Teacher (uncredited)
  • Fraser Andrews known as Bin Man 1 (uncredited)
  • Richard Banks known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Kishore Bhatt known as Delivery Man (uncredited)
  • Andy Blithe known as Fishmarket Buyer (uncredited)
  • Giedre Bond known as Emily (uncredited)
  • Björn Bonnes known as Manager Langham Hotel (uncredited)
  • Alexander Bracq known as Diner (uncredited)
  • Martin Bats Bradford known as Porter (uncredited)
  • Bernard Bullen known as Iñaki (uncredited)
  • Erica Emm known as Julia – MP Wife (uncredited)
  • Karl Farrer known as French Lover (uncredited)
  • Riyonn Farsad known as Paul (uncredited)
  • Mike Firth known as Diner (uncredited)
  • Alexander Furno known as Chef (uncredited)
  • Cynthia Garbutt known as VIP Dinner Guest (uncredited)
  • Alex Gillison known as Diner (uncredited)
  • Paul Grant known as Reeces Relaunch Man (uncredited)
  • Shane Hart known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Marina Hayter known as Passerby (uncredited)
  • Christopher Heskey known as Driver (uncredited)
  • Hugh Holman known as Food Critic (uncredited)
  • Ronnie James Hughes known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Attila G. Kerekes known as Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
  • Matthew Leonhart known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Chelsea Li known as Bar-Goer (uncredited)
  • Tyrone Love known as Commis Chef (uncredited)
  • Edward Mannering known as Diner (uncredited)
  • Alan Mathis known as Passerby (uncredited)
  • Erica Melargo known as Bar Goer (uncredited)
  • Luke Norcross-Webb known as Reece Chef (uncredited)
  • Sigmund Oakeshott known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Jacob Pearson known as School Child (uncredited)
  • Christina Pennant known as Diner (uncredited)
  • Gino Picciano known as Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
  • Livia Sardao known as Sommelier (uncredited)
  • Mirabel Stuart known as School Mother (uncredited)
  • Matt Townsend known as Passerby (uncredited)
  • Samuel Tucker known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Sean White known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Alicia Woodhouse known as School Mother (uncredited)
  • Micky Woodman known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Miroslav Zaruba known as Prisoner (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Christine Beveridge known as makeup artist: Bradley Cooper
  • Lacey Elliot known as trainee (as Lacey Elliott)
  • Lorraine Hill known as makeup artist
  • Joe Hopker known as makeup artist
  • Lynn Jackett known as crowd make-up and hair artist: dailies
  • Zoe Kettel known as makeup artist
  • Lori McCoy-Bell known as personal hair stylist: Bradley Cooper
  • Natasha Nikolic known as makeup artist
  • Daniel Parker known as makeup department head
  • Keith Sayer known as makeup artist: Bradley Cooper, New Orleans
  • Helen Speyer known as make-up and hair artist daily
  • Poppy Taylor known as makeup trainee

Art Department:

  • Yasmin Alvarez known as junior draughtsman
  • George Ambrose known as standby rigger
  • Matt Askey known as drapesman
  • Eleanor Bailey known as buyer
  • Andy Bottomley known as graphic artist
  • Toby Browne known as props: dailies
  • Carmel Cassidy known as construction administrator
  • Tamara Catlin-Birch known as art department co-ordinator
  • Charles Edwards known as clearances
  • Kimberley Fahey known as production buyer
  • Rod Forbes known as dressing props
  • John Frankish known as supervising art director
  • Mark Fruin known as chargehand standby props
  • Gavin Gordon known as carpenter
  • Wayne Hammond known as HOD carpenter
  • Matt Hancock known as set dresser
  • Rohan Harris known as scenic artist
  • Rosa Harton known as art department assistant
  • Jane Harwood known as assistant art director
  • Aaron Holder known as trainee props
  • Mark Jones known as trainee props
  • Jamie McCallum known as carpenter
  • Ryan McPhail known as painter
  • Nick Milner known as assistant prop master
  • Ellie Murphy known as buyer
  • Josh O'Neill known as carpenter
  • Tom O'Neill known as carpenter
  • Elizabeth Osborne known as art department work experience
  • Graeme Purdy known as prop master
  • Graeme Purdy known as property master
  • Victoria Rhodes known as buyer
  • Malcolm Roberts known as construction coordinator
  • Owen Robertson known as art department work experience
  • Karen Schulz Gropman known as supervising art director
  • Bob Sherwood known as dressing props
  • Steve Street known as concept artist
  • Alice Sutton known as assistant set dec art director
  • Andrew Tapper known as graphic artist
  • Sophie Tarver known as props
  • Paul Taylor known as dressing props
  • Terry Taylor known as props
  • Sam Towers known as standby carpenter
  • Luke Townshend known as standby props
  • Donna Turner known as standby painter
  • Richard Usher known as standby art director
  • Daniel Vincze known as junior model maker
  • Robert Voysey known as construction manager
  • Georgia Warner known as art director: set dec
  • Catherine Whiting known as assistant art director


Production Companies:

  • 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Double Feature Films
  • PeaPie Films (Assistant to Kris Thykier)

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Rental  camera equipment provided by
  • Above the Line Set Assistance & Security  security
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Picture Mill, The  titles
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD editing equipment
  • Stone Management  product placement
  • TLO Film Services  camera action vehicles

Additional Details


  • Weinstein Company, The (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • 01 Distribution (2015) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • A Company Czech (2015) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • A Company Hungary (2015) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Colossal Mega Films (2015) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment Film Distributors (2015) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2015) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • NOS Audiovisuais (2015) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2015) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Paradiso Entertainment (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Paris Filmes (2015) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • SND Films (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sundream Motion Pictures (2015) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Top Film Distribution (2015) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • bf Distribution (2015) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2015) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • IPA Asia Pacific (2015) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Noori Pictures (2015) (South Korea) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Engine Room (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Michael Ashton known as visual effects artist
  • Jon Caldwell known as visual effects data wrangler
  • Michael Caplan known as visual effects producer
  • Ntana Key known as digital colorist/finishing artist: marketing
  • Dan Schmit known as visual effects supervisor
  • Steve Street known as visual effects supervisor: UK

MPAA: Rated R for language throughout


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