Wednesday, June 12, 2024

(Watch) Surprise Second Trailer for Brad Pitt in “Ad Astra” Shows Gorgeous Visuals, Delineates Father-Son Story


James Gray’s “Ad Astra” is coming, and fast, like a meteor about to hit Earth. We have now have a surprise second trailer for the Brad Pitt- Liv Tyler- Tommy Lee Jones- Donald Sutherland space opera. The space visuals are very, very cool, and now the trailer really delineates the father- son relationship. Can this be Brad Pitt’s Oscar time? Everyone hopes so. It’s important for “Ad Astra,” one of the last films from 20th Century Fox, to be a hit. But there is a fear that this will be “First Man” all over again– great reviews, highly respected, and then no audience. Cross fingers against that. (And watch “First Man,” a great movie.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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