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Brad Pitt May Star in James Gray Sci-Fi Epic 'Ad Astra'

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell James Gray has The Lost City of Z right around the corner, but already he's diving into his next project. This time, he jumps from adventure to science fiction (not that the two are exclusive from one another) and he's headed to outer space with Ad Astra, a May shoot being eyed.

Now, with World War Z 2 delayed, Brad Pitt seemingly has some time up his sleeve and, having executive produced The Lost City of Z, he may take the lead role on this thing. His Plan B banner is already helping produce the film and attempting to reach a deal with New Regency for the project, and new details have arrived about the film tself.

The main character will be the "slightly autistic space engineer" named Roy McBride, who embarks on a mission through the solar system to find his father, who left 20 years prior to search for alien life on Neptune. The title Ad Astra in Latin means to the stars, and the film is written by Gray and Ethan Ross.


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