It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Brad Pitt back up on the big screen and now the Hollywood heavy hitter is ready to return to the cinemas with the ambitious space drama Ad Astra.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, Roy McBride (Pitt), an Army Corps engineer travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.
Directed by noted filmmaker James Gray (The Yards, The Lost City of Z), Ad Astra is set to take audiences on an incredible journey through the solar system and Gray is again ready to deliver an extraordinary experience for cinemagoers. His focus here will be upon space as the most unforgiving of all places and he’s been working to make it the most realistic depiction of space travel ever.
The director has also noted that Joseph Conrad’s seminal Heart of Darkness served as an inspiration on the film, and it’s bound to lead into an immense sense of claustrophobia for audiences.
The presence of Pitt is also something to be extremely excited about as he’s been a champion of Gray’s style of filmmaking for a long time now. As a true auteur visionary, Gray was labelled by James Cann as ‘the successor to Coppola” and his films always create a strong emotional reaction from his audience.
Prepare yourself for an incredible journey when Ad Astra arrives in cinemas on May 23.
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