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Donald Sutherland joins the cast of 'Ad Astra'

According to the reports from The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Sutherland is heading to join the cast of James Gray’s upcoming sci-fi thriller film ‘Ad Astra’.

Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland joins the cast of 'Ad Astra' Source : Press

According to the reports from The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Sutherland is heading to join the cast of James Gray's upcoming sci-fi thriller film 'Ad Astra'. Apart from the casting of Donald Sutherland, the cast of the movie boasts names like Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Ruth Negga. According to the sources close to the development, the project is being described as an adventure film about the central character of Brad Pitt' journey across a lawless unforgiving solar system in search for his father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to all of the mankind.

James Gray has been given the nod to direct the film; meanwhile Ethan Gross will pen the script of the movie down. The reports further suggest that 20th Century Fox, New Regency, and Bona Film Group is collaborating with each other to bankroll this film Meanwhile the responsibility of distributing the film locally and internationally has been taken up 20th Century Fox. 

Interestingly, 20th Century Fox will distribute the film on the international level but it won't be distributing the film in China. Bona Film Group in the state of China will distribute the movie. Apart from this Brad Pitt, Dede Garden and Jeremy Kleiner will also produce the film through Brad Pitt's Plan B banner and with this 'Ad Astra' will look to continue a string of successful film partnerships between New Regency and Plan B, including the Oscar-nominated The Big Short and Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, as well as director Ryan Coogler's upcoming feature Wrong Answer, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and starring Michael B. Jordan.