'Ad Astra' cancels May 24 opening: New release date, plot, cast and everything 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' cancels May 24 opening: New release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Brad Pitt starrer

It does look like Brad Pitt's much-awaited 'Ad Astra' might not take off anytime soon. The sci-fi drama was first announced in 2016 with its principal photography commencing in 2017. The movie which was set for a May release has now been pushed off Fox's release schedule with the director, James Gray citing that there was a bit more work to be done on the edit table. Here's what is known about the film so far.

Release:

The ambitious space drama was earlier given a January 2019 date which was later pushed to May.  According to IndieWire, director, James Gray, in December,  felt that there was a lot of special effects work that had to be done and that they could try and catch a May release. But that looks unlikely. Currently, Fox is waiting for the announcement from Disney, but there still is no set release date for the movie at the moment.

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

Plot:

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. 

Cast:

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'.

Writer/Director:

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'.

First look:

Brad Pitt's look in Ad Astra (IMDb)

The first look of the film was shown last September that sees Pitt in astronaut gear, but that was the last update. There has been no official trailer yet and with the release date now not part of the schedule, 'Ad Astra's way forward remains to be seen.

Watch this space for more updates on 'Ad Astra.'

 

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