Ad Astra (2019) : Brad Pitt’s ‘Ad Astra’ Acting Is So Good, It Forced Director James Gray to Screw With Science. Brad Pitt was quite the method actor on the set of director/co-writer James Gray’s daddy-issues-in-space odyssey “Ad Astra” — especially when it came to crying.
Release date: 20 September 2019
Production: Upcoming Releases for United States
Headed for a September 20 release following rave reviews after its Venice Film Festival world premiere, “Ad Astra” follows Brad Pitt as a lonely island of a man essentially on a dark night of the soul across the cosmos, journeying from Earth and into deep space to track down his father (Tommy Lee Jones), a scientist gone rogue on the outskirts of Neptune.
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The film required Pitt to perform all manner of physical stunts and feats, as revealed during a recent 20th Century Fox panel on the studio lot promoting the film and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s involvement in creating its near-future verisimilitude.
Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.