Director Todd Haynes’ popular Cannes Film Festival entry Carol is now slotted to open November 20, the Weinstein Company announced today. That four-week head start positions it earlier than its previous pre-Christmas frame of December 18, but puts the movie starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara into a similar awards season slot as prior TWC successes The Imitation Game and The King’s Speech.
Those pictures went on to collect multiple Oscar nominations and wins. The King’s Speech took a dozen nominations and won Best Picture, Director (Tom Hooper), Actor (Colin Firth) and Original Screenplay (David Seidler). The Imitation Game was nominated in eight categories (including Picture, Director and Actor) and won for Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore).
Burnt is the new title for Adam Jones, which stars Bradley Cooper as a flamboyant chef hoping his aggressively haute cuisine will propel him to even more rarified heights. In addition, the wide release of newly christened Burnt has been rescheduled to October 23 from its prior date October 2. The project was originally titled Chef but that was dropped in favor of Adam Jones to avoid confusion with Jon Favreau’s food truck tale Chef.