'Ad Astra': New trailer, release date, plot, cast and everything else you need to know about the Brad Pitt starrer

The movie has fallen off Fox's release schedule with director James Gray still working on the edit. The sci-fi drama may look at fall for its release.

                            'Ad Astra': New trailer, release date, plot, cast and everything else you need to know about the Brad Pitt starrer

Brad Pitt’s much-awaited 'Ad Astra' was first announced in 2016 with its principal photography commencing in 2017. The movie which was initially set for a May release, follows an astronaut who ventures out into space in search of his long-lost father, whose experiment puts the entire solar system in jeopardy. The movie’s director James Gray has claimed that he intended 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.'"


The ambitious space drama was earlier given a January 2019 date which was later pushed to May, and was pushed off Fox's release schedule again with director Gray claiming that the movie requires a bit more work in the editing table. As of now, the movie is set for a September 20 release.

Pitt plays Rory McBride, an Army Corps. Engineer who travels through the solar system in search of his missing father. (Getty Images)



The story follows Brad Pitt, an Army Corps. Engineer who tries to find out the story behind his father's disappearance on his mission to Neptune in search of extra-terrestrial life. 


Brad Pitt ('Fight Club') plays the role of Rory McBride who travels through the solar system to find his father, Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones). Ruth Negga ('Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Donald Sutherland ('The Dirty Dozen' and 'Eye of the needle'),  and Kimberly Elise along with John Finn and Jamie Kennedy round up the cast of 'Ad Astra'.


Brad Pitt's look in Ad Astra (IMDb)

Director James Gray helms the project which he wrote along with Ethan Gross ('Fringe' and 'Klepto').  Gray confirmed that he was writing 'Ad Astra' in 2016 and confirmed Pitt's role the following year. Early reports also suggested that the film would be shot by Hoyte Van Hoytema, the cinematographer for 'Interstellar' and 'Dunkirk'.





A trailer of 'Ad Astra' was released August 21 in which we see Pitt play the role of Major Roy McBride who seems to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the Major has to get trained to run a mission to the other edges of the solar system to find his missing father Clifford McBride. We see in the trailer, Roy discovers his missing father might not just be in Mars, but could very well be the reason behind what could be the end of the world as we know it.



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