Ruth Negga Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s Mysterious Sci-Fi ‘Ad Astra’
If you enjoyed the pulpy, old-style jungle adventure of The Lost City of Z earlier this year, get excited for James Gray’s next project, a mysterious film about a man on a search for intelligent life in space titled Ad Astra. The movie already has a great lineup: Brad Pitt will be playing the protagonist, and Tommy Lee Jones has also been cast. Today, they add a new member, as Oscar-nominated Ruth Negga has joined the film in an unspecified role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Negga’s role is being kept under wraps for now, but as she’s such a profoundly great actress it’s unlikely that she’ll be relegated to some supporting bit part. THR describes the movie 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.”