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Brad Pitt’s Sci-Fi Movie ‘Ad Astra’ to Hit Theaters in January 2019

Brad Pitt’s Sci-Fi Movie ‘Ad Astra’ to Hit Theaters in January 2019
Fox has dated Brad Pitt’s science-fiction movie “Ad Astra” for Jan. 11, 2019.

It’s the first movie to land on that date. James Gray directed “Ad Astra” from a script he co-wrote with Ethan Gross. Regency Enterprises and Fox produced in association with Bona Film Investment Company, which will distribute in China.

Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Jamie Kennedy, and Donald Sutherland are also starring in “Ad Astra.” Pitt is playing a man who journeys across the solar system in search of his missing father, a dangerous renegade scientist. Jones has been cast as Pitt’s father.


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Pitt is also producing with Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and Rt FeaturesRodrigo Teixeira, Keep Your Head Productions’ Anthony Katagas, and Gray. Executive producers are Mad River’s Marc Butan, Rt Features’ Lourenco Sant’Anna, Sophie Mas, Yu Dong, Jeffrey Chan, Anthony Mosawi,
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Ruth Negga joins sci-fi epic Ad Astra

THR is reporting that Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga (Preacher, Loving) has joined the cast of director James Gray’s (We Own the Night, The Lost City of Z) upcoming sci-fi epic Ad Astra, where she will star alongside Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.

Ad Astra is described as an adventure film and will see Brad Pitt as a man journeying across a lawless and unforgiving solar system in order to track down his father (Jones), a scientist who poses a threat to all of mankind. As yet, there’s no details on the role that Negga will play.

Production on Ad Astra is slated to get underway this September, with Pitt’s Plan B producing for 20th Century Fox, New Regency and Bona Film Group.
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Syfy to Develop Supernatural Drama From ‘Go the F— to Sleep’ Author (Exclusive)

Syfy to Develop Supernatural Drama From ‘Go the F— to Sleep’ Author (Exclusive)
Syfy is developing an hour-long supernatural drama series based on the Adam Mansbach novel “Rage Is Back,” Variety has learned from sources.

The series is set in 1987 during New York’s “War on Graffiti.” In this world, a young graffiti crew copes with the murder of one of their members, investigating a connection to shamans of the past and making them masters of the urban underground who use coded language and symbols in spiritual warfare.

Syfy had no comment.

In addition to writing “Rage Is Back,” Mansbach is the New York Times bestselling author of “Go the F— to Sleep,” which has sold more than two million copies worldwide. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2016 film “Barry,” which chronicled the life of Barack Obama during his early years at Columbia University.

Mansbach will co-executive produce the project with Danny Hoch, the actor known for his work in films such as “Whiteboyz,” “Blackhawk
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The Lost City Of Z Starring Charlie Hunnam Debuts on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD & VOD July 11th

The critics love The Lost City Of Z:

“One Of 2017’S Best Movies.“ -Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“A Ravishment For The Senses.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”), Robert Pattinson (Twilightfranchise), Sienna Miller (Factory Girl), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) star in Amazon Studio’s The Lost City Of Z, the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett. Certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, the film centers on Fawcett (Hunnam), who disappeared in the Amazon while searching for a mysterious city. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in Writer/Director James Gray’s (We Own the Night) classic filmmaking style, The Lost City Of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.

The Lost City Of Z is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray,
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Tommy Lee Jones in final talks to star opposite Brad Pitt in James Grey’s Ad Astra

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Author: Zehra Phelan

With production gearing up for a September start on the Brad Pitt-led Ad Astra, final talks with Tommy Lee Jones are heating up to get him to join the cast on the futuristic sci-fi epic.

Written and directed by We Own the Night and The Lost City of Z’s James Gray, information surrounding the plotline is being kept top secret, however, it has been reported that Pitt would play the slightly autistic space engineer Roy McBride. Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, McBride travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.

Going on that premise, we can assume that Tommy Lee Jones could very well be playing his Father, in a story which will be set in Deep space. Ethan Gross has co-written the script
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Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones Team for Sci-Fi Drama Ad Astra

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Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones Team for Sci-Fi Drama Ad Astra
His long-gestating sequel World War Z finally back on the right track with David Fincher now confirmed to direct, Brad Pitt has also lined up another project that will shoot first. Brad Pitt has signed on to star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in a new sci-fi thriller called Ad Astra, which is Latin for "to the stars." Production is already slated to begin this coming September, with director James Grey at the helm. The filmmaker is comig off his recent film The Lost City of Z, which debuted in theaters this spring.

Deadline reports that Brad Pitt will portray Roy McBride, a "slightly autistic" space engineer, whose father disappeared 20 years ago after embarking on a one-way mission to Neptune, to find signs of intelligent life. Roy sets off on a mission of his own into outer space to find out why his father's mission failed. Tommmy Lee Jones will play the father,
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June 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Lawnmower Man, Life, Hack-o-lantern

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As the summer continues to roll on, that means we have another great week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to look forward to. The folks at Scream Factory are keeping themselves plenty busy this Tuesday, as they’re resurrecting both The Lawnmower Man and Island of Terror on Blu-ray, as well as their high-def The Paul Naschy Collection, and Arrow Video has put together an incredible two-disc limited Blu-ray set of Dario Argento’s directorial debut, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, that any fan of the Master of Horror will want to add to their collections. And, if you missed it in theaters, the horror/sci-fi thriller Life will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats, too.

Other notable releases for June 20th include the Hack-o-Lantern limited edition Blu-ray, Patchwork, Under the Dome: The Complete Series, Ten Little Indians,
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Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage Available on Blu-ray June 20th From Arrow Video

“I can hear it now: ‘Go to Italy. It’s a peaceful country, nothing much ever happens there’.”

Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage 2-disc limited edition will be available on Blu-ray + DVD June 20th From Arrow Video

In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless
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They Simply Don’t Make Movies Like ‘The Lost City of Z’ Anymore

A slice of damn fine classic filmmaking.

Director James Gray has quietly been building himself a towering resume. His biggest success came with 2007’s We Own the Night, but the most important thing for Gray is making the films he wants to make. The Lost City of Z is a testament to his abilities and proof that his convictions are worthwhile. Lost City of Z is the kind of film you wish more studios would be making in 2017; there should be more artists being able to craft in this way, but so many are pigeonholed into giant tentpole adaptations.

The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by David Grann and tells the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett. Fawcett made it his life’s journey to find the mystery of a secret, highly advanced civilization in the Amazon. It would become what he would call the Lost City of Z (pronounced Zed in
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The Lost City Of Z – Review

Excuse the twisting of a beloved comedian’s signature tune, but this new film’s theme could be “Hooray for Captain Fawcett, the Bolivian explorer!”. That’s Captain Percy Fawcett, to be specific. He’s the newest movie jungle adventurer, in the vein of Jungle Jim and Indiana Jones, except he was a real person. And he was the subject of a recent best-selling book. Now his exploits from nearly one hundred years ago have finally made it to the big screen. So is his quest to find The Lost City Of Z worthy of a far less treacherous trek to the local multiplex?

In 1906 Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) was a respected member of the British Royal Artillery, especially after shooting a stag during a big hunting competition. He’s got a beautiful supportive wife Nina (Sienna Miller) and an adorable tot named Jack. Unfortunately his military career has stalled,
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The Lost City of Z movie review: archaeology was his religion

MaryAnn’s quick take… An adventure of the intellect and of the heart with the real-life explorer who inspired Indiana Jones, one more about the journey than the destination. I’m “biast” (pro): love a good adventure; love director James Gray

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

He was a real-life Indiana Jones. Literally: the Harrison Ford character was based on British explorer Percy Fawcett, one of the last of those intrepid men (always men, of course) to boldly venture into uncharted (by white people, that is) territory in search of knowledge, and to fill in the blank spaces on the maps. A cartographer and archaeologist, he was obsessed with the idea that remnants of a lost dead civilization were hidden in the Amazonian jungles, and he disappeared — along with his traveling companion,
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James Gray on the Financial Realities of Independent Filmmaking: ‘I Am Struggling Financially’

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James Gray on the Financial Realities of Independent Filmmaking: ‘I Am Struggling Financially’
James Gray is back in theaters with “The Lost City of Z,” a film at once markedly different from and right at home among the rest of his distinguished body of work. The “We Own the Night,” “Two Lovers” and “The Immigrant” director has spoken with Vulture about the financial realities of independent filmmaking, offering a number of candid — and sobering — statements: “You know, people assume that because I’m a director, I make tons of money. I am struggling financially,” he said.

Read More: How Can Middle-Class Filmmakers Make a Living?

“Now, I’m very lucky I get to do what it is I want to do,” Gray continued. “I’ve made, good or bad, very uncompromising movies, the movies exactly that I wanted to make, and that’s a beautiful gift, so I’m not complaining about that. But I struggle. I have a hard time paying my bills.
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‘The Lost City of Z’ and ‘Norman’ Ride Specialty Box Office Surge

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‘The Lost City of Z’ and ‘Norman’ Ride Specialty Box Office Surge
The slow specialty box office is picking up. “The Lost City of Z” (Bleecker Street) opened just below the numbers posted last week by “Colossal” (Neon) and “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer” (Sony Pictures Classics) also opened to over $20,000. And “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” (Abramorama) showed strong initial single-theater results, with Emily Dickinson story “A Quiet Passion” (Music Box) also showing some interest.

After a promising start, “Colossal” expanded quickly, showing strength among wider audiences, along with “Gifted” (Fox Searchlight) and “Their Finest” (Stx). And holocaust drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (Focus) passed the $10 million mark in only its third weekend.

Festival favorite “Maudie,” a Canadian-Irish coproduction set in a small Nova Scotia town, opened in four Canadian theaters ahead of its June stateside release from Sony Classics Pictures, with a three day total of around $60,000. It stars Sally Hawkins and
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Why Brad Pitt Sent James Gray ‘The Lost City of Z’ And Pushed the Filmmaker In a New Direction — Podcast

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Why Brad Pitt Sent James Gray ‘The Lost City of Z’ And Pushed the Filmmaker In a New Direction — Podcast
After James Gray finished reading David Grann’s book “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” – a nonfiction chronicle of British explorer Percy Fawcett’s obsessive quest to find a lost civilization buried deep in the Amazonian jungle – he was confused why Brad Pitt had sent it to him.

“I have absolutely no idea what they want me to do this,” said Gray when he was guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. “There had been nothing in my career as a director that had shown I could do anything like this.”

Paramount had bought the book for Pitt , whose production company Plan B (“Moonlight,” “12 Years a Slave”) ultimately produced the film. Pitt had always wanted to work with Gray, and while it didn’t happen this time, Pitt will star in Gray’s Sci Fi film “Ad Astra,” which is shooting this summer.
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Scott Reviews James Gray’s The Lost City of Z [Theatrical Review]

James Gray has a habit of digging up the past. Usually he does it by way of resuscitating unfashionable directorial techniques, genres, and aesthetics, but in The Lost City of Z, he’s found a subject that’s a natural fit for such treatment. Charlie Hunnam stars as Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who in the early 20th century made several expeditions to the Amazon in search of an ancient city he was certain was buried there. His archeological colleagues, steeped as they were in the idea of Western (and especially British) exceptionalism, are largely unsupportive both financially and emotionally of his endeavors, and these trips leave him estranged from his wife Nina (Sienna Miller) and son Jack (Tom Holland, for most of the film) back home. His sole sliver of support comes from the eternally indulgent Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), a fellow adventurer who seems to have few dreams of glory,
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James Gray on the Wistfulness of ‘The Lost City of Z,’ Twitter Mishaps, and Stealing from the Best

Read even just a couple of interviews with him and you’ll realize that James Gray — in his humor, candor, self-effacement, knowledge, and general kindness — is better at the process than almost anybody else. So I’d experienced twice over, and now a third time on the occasion of his latest picture, The Lost City of Z. Although I liked the film a whole lot upon seeing it at last year’s Nyff and found it a rich source of questions, our conversation proved too casual and genial to be intruded about with a query about sound mixing — which I, of course, just knew I’d ask before entering a hotel room and sitting at a tiny table, complementary chocolate cake between us, and realizing that my muse then and there was instead a question about Steven Soderbergh’s Twitter account.

It’s not every day you can bring it up,
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Lost City of Z Review: Charlie Hunnam Journeys Into the Heart of Darkness

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Lost City of Z Review: Charlie Hunnam Journeys Into the Heart of Darkness
The Lost City of Z is an intriguing and well shot biography of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam). Based on the bestselling book by David Grann, the film is written and directed by James Gray (The Immigrant, We Own the Night). It is a moody, insightful portrayal of a man beckoned to the harsh Amazon jungle. Fawcett was a loyal soldier of iron countenance who placed duty above all else, but dared to dream of archaeological greatness. His story is both a warning and testament to dangerous pursuits.

The Lost City of Z begins with Fawcett at the turn of the 20th century. Fawcett is a major stationed in Ireland with his devoted wife, Nina (Sienna Miller), and their young son, Jack. His career has reached an impasse. He has no medals to adorn his red dress uniform. He struggles to clear his family name from the drunken failure of his father.
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James Gray Will Direct Brad Pitt in ‘Ad Astra’ This July

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James Gray Will Direct Brad Pitt in ‘Ad Astra’ This July
For years, Brad Pitt and filmmaker James Gray (The Immigrant) have talked about working together. Pitt almost appeared in We Own the Night, as well as a scrapped project of Gray’s, The Grey Man. At one point, the actor was even going to star in the director’s new epic, The Lost City of Z, but he decided to remain behind-the-scenes as a producer with his […]

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'The Lost City of Z' Review: Charlie Hunnam Hunts for His Heart of Darkness

'The Lost City of Z' Review: Charlie Hunnam Hunts for His Heart of Darkness
James Gray makes films like an explorer, digging for the details that define character and art. The Lost City of Z doesn't look like Gray's other movies. Little Odessa, The Yards, We Own the Night, Two Lovers and The Immigrant mostly investigated the corners of his native New York. The Lost City of Z, set in Ireland, England and the Amazonian jungle at the start of the 20th Century, takes the Russian-Jewish Gray out of his comfort zone. His skilled screenplay, adapted from the 2009 book by David Gann, tells the story of Col.
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6 Events to Feed Your Artistic Texan Soul

The City of Dallas declared the entire month of April “Dallas Arts Month,” and the scheduled activities are bearing that out. Here are some cool artsy things you can do this week. (In addition to the events listed here, many area museums have special exhibits going on that will be well worth a look-see.) 1. Own it.This Friday, April 7, an open-air event in the Design District combines dance, music, theater, and art in one massive celebration. We Own the Night: An Evening of Arts + Culture, features several galleries, dances by Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Bruce Wood Dance Project, live music, and more. You can get your tickets here. 2. Take me to the fair.The Ninth Annual Dallas Art Fair returns this weekend, April 7–9, for a three-day exhibition of international artists serving up an astonishingly diverse slate of video installations, painting, sculpture, photography, and more from modern and contemporary artists.
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