Cate Blanchett’s ‘Carol,’ Bradley Cooper’s ‘Burnt’ Get New Release Dates

The Weinstein Company shifts the awards hopefuls’ rollouts and renames the John Wells comedy formerly known as “Adam Jones”

The Weinstein Company did some release date juggling Wednesday on two films likely to be in this year’s awards conversations —  and gave one a new title.

The name of the comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller formerly known as “Adam Jones” has been changed to “Burnt,” and it has a new October 23 release date, TWC said. John Wells directs the tale of a chef struggling to rebuild a promising career he’s thrown away, which is written by Steven Knight.

That new date became more attractive Wednesday when STX Enterainment shifted the Julia Roberts-Nicole Kidman thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes” to Nov. 20, the week before Thanksgiving.

It’s still crowded though, with Universal’s “Jem and the Holograms,” Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” Open Road’s Bill Murray comedy “Rock the Kasbah” and Lionsgate’s “The Last Witch Hunter” all scheduled. The former “Adam Jones” had been scheduled for a wide release on Oct. 2.

The company also pushed back by two days the release date for “Carol” to November 20. The Todd Haynes-directed romantic drama stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler.

“Carol” will go up against Lionsgate’s sure-fire blockbuster “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” but that’s a different audience. Set in 1952 in New York City, “Carol”tells the story of a young female clerk and her relationship with an older, married woman.

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