Country: United States
Category: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: January 11, 2019
Director: James Gray
Starring: Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 112 minutes
Box Office: $
Several weeks ago it was announced what would be Brad Pitt's next project, the movie Ad Astra. But after a time without confirmations or new news, the project fell into oblivion until this weekend, media like Screen Rant, claim that both World War Z actor and veteran Tommy Lee Jones, will star in the film.
Both have signed for the title of science fiction directed by James Gray (Z, the lost city) and written by Ethan Gross (Fringe). Production is scheduled to begin next September, leaving the summer free to rest and prepare everything that will be shot in the coming months.
Pitt will play Roy McBride, a space engineer who starts a search of the galaxy to find his father, who was abandoned in Neptune on a space mission 20 years ago, his goal was to find alien life. Now McBride must find him and discover why this mission failed, so everything points to the role of Jones will be precisely that of his father.
Last April, Gray compared Ad Astra with Josehp Conrad's novel The Heart of Darkness, which tells the story of a trip down the Congo River in Africa. This is a story about the hardness of life in Africa as the protagonist goes deeper into the heart of the continent. It is hoped that Brad Pitt's trip through our solar system will be similar to this one, delving into what it hides and its dangers. A journey 'to the stars' - this is the meaning of 'ad astra' in Latin.
This story will explain the life of Roy McBride (Pitt), a space engineer who decides to go in search of his missing father (Jones), who was abandoned in Neptune during a space mission 20 years ago. The protagonist's new objective will be to solve the mystery of exactly what happened during that expedition and why his father never returned to Earth with his family.
Ad Astra is a 2019 New Regency Pictures, Keep Your Head, MadRiver Pictures. is scheduled to be released on January 11, 2019.