"Ad Astra" is a 2019 American psychological science fiction film directed by James Gray.
The starring cast includes Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, John Ortiz, Loren Dean, Kimberly Elise, Greg Bryk, John Finn and others.

Here are "Ad Astra" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Ad Astra movie?

20th Century Studios on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 released the trailer for "Ad Astra" you can watch here:
Ad Astra | IMAX Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Plot summary

What is Ad Astra movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Ad Astra" movie plot summary.

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.


Who plays who in the Ad Astra movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Ad Astra" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Brad Pitt  as Roy McBride a major in U.S. Space Command
Tommy Lee Jones  as H. Clifford McBride Roy's father, and the Commander of the missing Lima Project
Ruth Negga  as Helen Lantos
Liv Tyler  as Eve McBride Roy's wife
Donald Sutherland  as Colonel Thomas Pruitt
John Ortiz  as Lieutenant General Rivas
Loren Dean  as Donald Stanford
Kimberly Elise  as Lorraine Deavers
Greg Bryk  as Chip Garnes
John Finn  as Brigadier General Stroud
Sean Blakemore  as Willie Levant
Bobby Nish  as Franklin Yoshida
Natasha Lyonne  as Tanya Pincus
LisaGay Hamilton  as Adjutant General Amelia Vogel
Donnie Keshawarz  as Captain Lawrence Tanner
Freda Foh Shen  as Captain Lu
Kayla Adams  as Female Flight Attendant
Ravi Kapoor  as Arjun Dhariwal
Elisa Perry  as Woman in White Pants / Shirt
Daniel Sauli  as Sal (as Daniel S. Sauli)
Kimmy Shields  as Sergeant Romano
Kunal Dudheker  as Technician One
Alyson Reed  as Janice Collins
Sasha Compรจre  as Female Team Member (as Sasha Compere)
Justin Dray  as Male Team Member
Alex Luna  as Woman on Screen (as Alexandria Rousset)
Zoro Saro Manuel Daghlian  as Spacecom Employee (as Zoro Manuel Daghlian)
Jacob Sandler  as Young Roy
Elizabeth Willaman  as Cepheus

Release date

When is Ad Astra movie release date?

"Ad Astra" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing 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, 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), Westec Media Limited, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, HBO Max and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


What are Ad Astra filming details?

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $135.4 million.

"Ad Astra" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in mid-August 2017 in Santa Clarita, California, lasting 60 days.


What are critics and audiences saying about Ad Astra movie?

"Ad Astra" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. 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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