Donald Sutherland is the latest talent to join an all-star cast in James Gray’s science-fiction epic, Ad Astra.
The always excellent Sutherland joins Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ruth Negga in the story of “one man’s (Pitt) journey across a lawless and unforgiving solar system to find his missing father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to all of mankind.” Odds are, Sutherland will play the missing father in question, unless Tommy Lee Jones steps into that role. My money is on Sutherland.
A “lawless solar system” is an interesting premise for a sci-fi adventure; I’m not sure what that means. There is also the little detail that Gray and Ethan Gross wrote the Ad Astra original screenplay themselves. This is not based on any previous material, which is always an exciting prospect for science fiction.
Pitt’s Plan B is also producing Ad Astra, which is a promising sign as well because Plan B makes some great films. Long story short… this sounds like it’s going to be an excellent sci-fi adventure worth your time. Stay tuned for more updates.