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Film run time: 2h 3min
Brad Pitt has played a mysterious soap salesman, a Nazi-hunter, and a mythological Greek hero, but never an astronaut. Until now.
Ad Astra sees him travelling to the outer reaches of the solar system in search of his missing father, along the way uncovering secrets about the true nature of human existence.
Ad Astra is written and directed by James Gray, the man behind We Own the Night (2007) and The Immigrant (2013), and has likened the story of his new film to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. He also stated his intention for the film was to have "the most realistic depiction of space travel that’s been put in a movie.”
Joining Pitt is Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland in a stellar cast. Expect some stirring and intricate music from Max Richter, also.
Astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) travels across cold and unforgiving space in search of his father (Tommy Lee Jones), a renegade scientist whose doomed expedition threatens the entire solar system. Premiering at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, here is a space odyssey that you’ll definitely want to see on our big screen.