Was in development since 2007, and was going to be titled "Chef", but Jon Favreau had already used this title for his movie. Before the Weinstein Company bought the rights for this movie, 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 M.P.A.A. and requested Aldamisa (which controlled Favreau's movie) to change the title of their movie on threat of legal action. Favreau's movie ended up with the title "Chef", and was released in 2014, while Sony and The Weinstein Company's "Chef" changed its title to "Adam Jones" in 2014. In July 2015, it was retitled "Burnt", and was released in October.
Jean Luc, my mentor - the guy who gave me a chance as a chef - said to me it was God who created oysters and apples. And you can't improve recipes like that. But it is our job to try.
Adam Jones: Being a young chef, I sure as hell tried. I spent ten years ...
When Michel and Adam are fighting in the alley, they start talking and Michel suddenly puffs on a cigarette that appeared out of nowhere, he didn't light it at any moment and then it disappears.
English, French, Italian
$5,002,521 1 November 2015