Chief James Gray’s last film, the close perfect work of art The Lost City of Z, didn’t get Robert Pattinson the job of Batman (High Life and Good Time did), yet the job moved him into the discussion of the best under-35 entertainers working today. For Gray’s next component, Ad Astra, he’s working with Tommy Lee Jones, who was in… Batman Forever, alongside Jim Carrey. Jones was not a fan. “I despise you. I truly don’t care for you,” the No Country for Old Men star confronted Carrey directly during generation. “I can’t authorize your nonsense.”
What does this have to do with Ad Astra, outside of the free Batman association? Nothing, truly. I simply needed to raise the “nonsense” story.
Also, it isn’t so much that Ad Astra needs my assistance — it’s an aggressive epic from Gray and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (who did magnificent work in Interstellar) about Brad Pitt going on a space mission to safeguard his dad, played by Jones, who vanished while hunting down outsiders. This thing offers itself (particularly subsequent to viewing the trailer). Here’s the official plot outline:
Space traveler Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) goes to the external edges of the nearby planetary group to locate his missing dad (Tommy Lee Jones) and unwind a secret that undermines the survival of our planet. His adventure will reveal mysteries that challenge the idea of human presence and our place in the universe.
Promotion Astra, which likewise stars Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland, opens on September 20.