Ad Astra (film)

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Ad Astra
Directed byJames Gray
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byThomas Newman
CinematographyHoyte van Hoytema
Edited by
  • John Axelrad
  • Lee Haugen
Production
companies
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • May 24, 2019 (2019-05-24)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$49.8 million[1]

Ad Astra is an upcoming American epic science fiction thriller film directed by James Gray, and written by Gray and Ethan Gross. The film will star Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland and Jamie Kennedy.

Plot[edit]

Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, Roy McBride, an Army Corps engineer travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Director James Gray first confirmed his plans to write and direct Ad Astra on May 12, 2016 during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

In April 2017, whilst promoting The Lost City of Z, Gray compared the story of Ad Astra to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Gray also mentioned that he intended for the film to feature "the most realistic depiction of space travel that's been put in a movie and to basically say, 'Space is awfully hostile to us.'" Gray also confirmed that filming for Ad Astra would commence on July 17, 2017.[4]

On April 10, 2017, James Gray confirmed that Brad Pitt would star in Ad Astra.[5] In June, Tommy Lee Jones joined the cast to portray Pitt's lost father.[2] In August, Ruth Negga, John Finn, Donald Sutherland and Jamie Kennedy joined the cast.[6][7][8][9]

Principal photography on the film began in mid-August 2017 in Santa Clarita, California.[10][11]

Release[edit]

Ad Astra is scheduled to release on May 24, 2019[citation needed], by 20th Century Fox.[12] It was previously scheduled for January 11, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Film and Television Tax Credit Program Program 2.0 (PDF) (Report). California Film Commission. p. 9. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (June 23, 2017). "Tommy Lee Jones To Star With Brad Pitt In Deep-Space Epic". Deadline. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Lang, Brent (12 May 2016). "Cannes: James Gray Making Sci-Fi Epic 'Ad Astra'". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  4. ^ Chitwood, Adam (10 April 2017). "James Gray Says His Sci-Fi Movie 'Ad Astra' Starts Filming This Summer with Brad Pitt". Collider. Complex Media Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  5. ^ Chitwood, Adam (10 April 2017). "James Gray Says His Sci-Fi Movie 'Ad Astra' Starts Filming This Summer with Brad Pitt". Collider. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Ruth Negga Joins Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  7. ^ "Ruth Negga joins Brad Pitt and Lee Jones in sci-fi thriller Ad Astra". Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  8. ^ "Donald Sutherland Joins James Gray's 'Ad Astra' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  9. ^ "Jamie Kennedy Joins James Gray's 'Ad Astra' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  10. ^ "Filming this week in SCV, August 21-27, 2017". Santa Clarita Valley Signal. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Now Filming in SCV: Arrested Development, Seal Team, more". SCVTV.com. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (14 September 2017). "Brad Pitt's Sci-Fi Movie 'Ad Astra' to Hit Theaters in January 2019". Variety. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

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