Ad Astra is a 2019 American psychological science fiction drama film directed by James Gray.
Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, John Ortiz, Loren Dean, Kimberly Elise, Greg Bryk, John Finn and others.
20th Century Studios on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 released the trailer:
Ad Astra | IMAX Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
In the late 21st century, the solar system is being struck by mysterious power surges, threatening all human life. Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), son of astronaut H. Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), believed dead, is informed by U.S. Space Command (SpaceCom) that the surges have been traced to the "Lima Project", created 29 years earlier to search the galaxy for intelligent life, under Clifford's leadership. Nothing has been heard from the Lima crew since reaching Neptune 16 years ago. Told his father may be alive, Roy agrees to travel to Mars from where he can attempt to establish communication with him. Roy is joined by Colonel (Donald Sutherland) Pruitt, his father's old associate. Roy, acclaimed for his ability to remain calm under extreme pressure, shows little emotional reaction to his father possibly being alive.
Arriving on the Moon, Roy and Pruitt are then escorted by U.S. military personnel to the SpaceCom base, located in a disputed war zone on the Moon's far side. En route in lunar rovers, scavenger pirates ambush them and kill the escorts. Roy and Pruitt make it to the base, but Pruitt suffers cardiac problems and remains behind. He gives Roy a classified message stating that if Roy fails to contact his father, then the Lima Project station will have to be destroyed. As Roy travels to Mars aboard Cepheus (Elizabeth Willaman), a distress signal is received from a Norwegian biomedical research space station. Captain Tanner insists they must investigate, overriding Roy's protests that the mission takes precedence and other ships can respond. The station appears to be abandoned. Tanner and Roy split up to investigate; Roy discovers an escaped baboon attacking Tanner. Roy kills it and then another baboon. Tanner dies from his injuries, but Roy shows little emotion. In a psychological evaluation, he admits to experiencing rage and recalls his father expressing his own rage.
Here is the full cast and characters of Ad Astra.
The film Ad Astra was scheduled to be released on August 29, 2019 (Venice), on September 18, 2019 (United Kingdom), on September 19, 2019 (Germany, Hungary) and on September 20, 2019 (United States, Turkey) by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, (Worldwide), Polybona Films, (Asia), 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, 20th Century Fox India, A Really Happy Film, Alexandra Films, Big Picture 2 Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CinemArt, Distribution Workshop, Forum Hungary, Galaxy Distributors, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Huaxia Film Distribution, Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon Cineplex, Press Play Pictures, The Moments Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Italia, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, HBO Max and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $135.4 million.
The film Ad Astra is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Ad Astra filming. Principal photography began in mid-August 2017 in Santa Clarita, California, lasting 60 days.
Ad Astra got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 83/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/ad-astra
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