Brad Pitt is returning to science fiction with ‘Ad Astra’ and the latest trailer shows that his mission is “highly classified.” Director James Gray has some great star power with Pitt involved, and it looks like he’ll be using his acting chops, and not just looks in the movie. This latest promotion for the film includes new footage and helps flesh out Pitt’s mission to learn what his father (Tommy Lee Jones) was actually up to before his death.

With hints that the character Jones plays was searching for extraterrestrial life, it feels like the movie could take an exciting turn in the third or final act if aliens are involved.

Below is the official synopsis for ‘Ad Astra’:

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 check out the latest clip from ‘Ad Astra’ right here!


While clearly a science fiction film, ‘Ad Astra’ is playing heavily with human drama to move the plot along and it appears to be ready to deliver a robust feature. Joining Pitt and Jones in the film will be Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, Kimberly Elise, Bobby Nish, LisaGay Hamilton, and John Ortiz.

What did you think of the latest teaser for ‘Ad Astra’? Will this be a movie that you’ll be checking out on the big screen this Fall? Do you feel that the trailers should be leaning more heavily into the science fiction portions of the movie, or should it continue to shine a spotlight on the human drama? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

‘Ad Astra’ will be flying into your local theater on September 20th, 2019!


Source: Comic Book Movie