Ad Astra is a 2019 American science fiction adventure 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 near future, the Solar System is struck by mysterious power surges, threatening all human life. After nearly dying from an incident caused by a surge, Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), son of famed astronaut H. Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), 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 limits of the Solar System for intelligent life, under Clifford's leadership - from which nothing has been heard for 16 years after reaching Neptune. Told that Clifford may still be alive, Roy accepts a mission to travel to Mars to try to establish communication with him, joined by his father's old associate, Colonel Pruitt. Roy, famed among his fellow astronauts for keeping calm under pressure (his heart beat never being higher than 80 bpm), shows little emotional reaction to the news that his father may be alive.
After taking a commercial flight to the Moon, Roy and Pruitt are escorted by U.S. military personnel to the SpaceCom base, located in a disputed war zone on the far side of the moon. En route in lunar rovers, they are ambushed by scavenging pirates, who kill their entire escort. Upon arrival at the base, Pruitt, whose heart function worsened after suffering stress, is placed into intensive care, preparing for an urgent heart operation. Before that, he gave Roy a classified message that if Roy should fail to communicate with his father, Clifford would have to be destroyed. Roy transfers to the ship Cepheus (Elizabeth Willaman), bound for Mars. The ship receives a distress signal from a Norwegian biomedical research space station. Captain Tanner has the Cepheus stop to investigate despite Roy's protests, and Roy and Tanner make their way to the station. It appears abandoned, and the two split up, but Roy soon discovers an escaped baboon test subject feeding on Tanner, who is severely injured. It attacks Roy when it notices his presence, but he manages to kill it along with another escaped baboon that attacks him shortly thereafter. Despite Roy's attempts to save him, Tanner dies from his injuries, and a brief service is held where Tanner's body is ejected into space. Again, Roy shows little reaction to Tanner's death, but in a psychological evaluation, he admits that he experiences 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, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, 20th Century Fox Brazil, 20th Century Fox India, A Really Happy Film, Big Picture 2 Films, Blitz, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), CinemArt, Distribution Workshop, Forum Hungary, Galaxy Distributors, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Press Play Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., Ukrainian Film Distribution, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).
The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $132.8 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. 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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