Ad Astra is an upcoming American Mystery film directed by James Gray and written by James Gray, Ethan Gross. The space odyssey "Ad Astra" starring Brad Pitt, Steven Soderbergh's movie "The Laundromat", "Joker" with Joaquin Phoenix and Roman Polanski's new film on the Dreyfus case will compete for the first prize of the next film festival of Venice. Other titles competing for the Golden Lion include "Marriage Story," starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple in crisis; "Wasp Network", a spy film with Penelope Cruz; and the French-Japanese co-production "The Truth", with Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.
The movie Ad Astra tells the story of Roy McBride, an engineer with a certain degree of autism that his father abandoned to embark on a mission with no return to Neptune in order to find signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. 20 years later, McBride will embark on his own journey through the solar system to try to find it, and incidentally, discover why his mission failed.
Principal photography commenced on April 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, United States and concluded on August 1, 2019. The film is set for release on September 20, 2019.