One of the films which 20th Century Fox had finished before Walt Disney Studios purchased them was ‘Ad Astra’ and now the first trailer for the film is out. The movie has a star-studded cast which includes Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland! The fil is based on a script by James Gray & Ethan Gross, with Gray doing double duty as director. Joining Gray as a producer will be Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Anthony Katagas, Rodrigo Teixeira, and Arnon Milchan.
‘Ad Astra’ won’t be the first time Pitt has worked with Gray as the two have previously collaborated on ‘The Lost City of Z’ which had meant to be a film for Pitt to star in before having to back out due to scheduling issues.
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Below is the official synopsis:
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
You can watch the ‘Ad Astra’ trailer right here!
With the cast involved, you might be thinking this could be a summer blockbuster movie, but it is slated for a Fall release on September 20th, 2019. Those in the UK will be able to check it out a couple of days earlier as it has a September 18th release there. Of course, once you’ve watched the trailer above, it clearly looks to be more of a drama set against a science fiction backdrop than an action piece.
What are your thoughts on the first trailer for ‘Ad Astra’? Are you excited to see this drama in space? Share your thoughts in the comments below!