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Ruth Negga Joins Brad Pitt’s Sci-Fi ‘AD ASTRA’

August 7, 2017

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Preacher star Ruth Negga has joined James Gray’s upcoming sci-fi film AD ASTRA opposite the previously announced Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. Negga re-teams with Pitt after working with him on Fury, 12 Years a Slave and World War Z.

Ad Astra features Jones as the father of Pitt’s character who, 20 years ago, left his son on a mission to Neptune in search for extraterrestrial life. Pitt’s character named Roy McBride, then sets out two decades later to find out what happened to his dad.

Gray co-wrote the script with Ethan Gross. Pitt’s Plan B produces alongside Marc Butan of Mad River, Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions, Rodrigo Teixeira of RT Features and Gray himself. Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’Anna executive produces.

Production begins on September.

 

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