James Gray is directing the sci-fi film for New Regency and 20th Century Fox.
Space epic Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, will open in theaters on Jan. 11, 2019, New Regency and 20th Century Fox announced Thursday.
James Gray’s upcoming sci-fi epic is described as an adventure film about one man’s journey across a lawless and unforgiving solar system to find his missing father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to all of mankind. Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland will star opposite Pitt.
Gray wrote the script with Ethan Gross.
Ad Astra continues a string of successful film partnerships between New Regency and Brad Pitt’s production banner Plan B, including the Oscar-nominated The Big Short and Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, as well as director Ryan Coogler’s upcoming feature Wrong Answer, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and starring Michael B. Jordan.
So far, Ad Astra has the Jan. 11-13, 2019, weekend to itself.
New Regency and Fox are co-financing the film in association with China’s Bona Film Investment.
Netflix has released a first look at War Machine, which is set for release on Netflix only on May 26, 2017:
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.
The Netflix original film is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings. Joining Pitt in War Machine is a highly decorated cast including Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy and Meg Tilly. Ian Bryce and Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt serve as producers. James Skotchdopole serves as executive producer. The film will be released on Netflix on May 26, 2017.
Only on Netflix on May, 26 2017.
A new 60 second TV Spot for Allied has been released. The movie is set to be out on November 23rd.
ALLIED is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
Jolie’s attorney, Robert Offer, confirmed the news to the Associated Press that she had filed for divorce “for the health of the family.”
According to court documents first obtained by TMZ, she filed legal documents on Monday morning, requesting joint legal custody of their six children — she would have physical custody of the children and would grants him visitation. The legal grounds for divorce are listed as “irreconcilable differences.”
Jolie is claiming jewelry and other personal items as well as earnings from and after the date of separation, which is marked in the court documents as Sept. 15.
Pitt released a statement confirming the news and asked for privacy for his children on Tuesday morning.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time,” Pitt said in a statement to People.
Jolie and Pitt recently co-starred in the film “By the Sea,” which opened the AFI Film Festival in 2015. Jolie wrote and directed the film about a couple trying to repair their marriage.
Netflix will premiere the true-life Khmer Rouge drama she directed, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” later this year.
Jolie’s recent acting credits include “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Maleficent.” She also directed the film “Unbroken” in 2014.
Pitt recently starred in the 2015 film “The Big Short” which he also helped produce. Pitt’s upcoming projects include the the Robert Zemeckis film “Allied” co-starring Marion Cotillard, a satire about the war in Afghanistan called “War Machine” and a sequel to “World War Z.”
Jolie recently passed on Kenneth Branagh’s remake of “Murder on the Orient Express.” A sequel to “Maleficent” with Jolie attached has been announced, but hasn’t gone into production.
The couple has been together since 2004 and were married in August, 2014.
It took Terrence Malick nearly 40 years to complete his first documentary feature, Voyage of Time, and now the Toronto International Film Festival has announced the fruits of the legendary filmmaker’s labor will finally have their world premiere — in IMAX form — at the annual event’s 2016 edition.
Billed simply as “the story of our universe” and narrated by Oscar-winning actor and producer Brad Pitt, the 45-minute-long IMAX version of Voyage of Time serves as an ambitious “celebration of life, the history of the universe and its awe-inspiring vastness” as it documents a range of natural, universal occurences from the birth of the galaxies to the emergence of life on Earth.
“We are thrilled that TIFF audiences will be the first to experience the first documentary of this film visionary in glorious IMAX,” TIFF Director and CEO, Piers Handling, said of the film’s IMAX world premiere in a press statement. “It’s an honour to have the World and North American Premieres of the two versions of Malick’s magnum opus, one of the most remarkable cinematic experiences of the year.”
The cosmic odyssey will be released in two formats; A longer, 90-minute version of the film (narrated by Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett) will also have its North American debut as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The IMAX installment hits theaters Oct. 7.