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.
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