Ruth Negga joins Ad Astra

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 August 2017
Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga is set to star alongside Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in sci-fi movie 'Ad Astra'

Ruth Negga has joined 'Ad Astra'.

The 35-year-old actress will appear alongside the likes of Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in the sci-fi adventure movie about a guy who tries to find his missing scientist father who poses a threat to mankind.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Negga's part in the motion picture is being kept under wraps.

James Gray will direct the film from a script he wrote with Ethan Gross, and Pitt is among the producers.

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Rodrigo Teixeira, Anthony Katagas and Gray will also co-produce the project.

Marc Butan, Lourenco Sant'Anna, Sophie Mas, Yu Dong, Jeffrey Chan, Anthony Mosawi and Paul Conway will executive produce the movie.

Negga - who has appeared in films such as 'Capital Letters', 'Isolation' and 'Breakfast on Pluto' - recently admitted she always dreamed of becoming an actress but didn't even appear in a school play during her younger years.

She said: "I didn't act as a child. I just knew I wanted to do it.

"No, I just watched movies. I don't know how to explain it."

The star - who has been in a relationship with Dominic Cooper for seven years - has insisted she is really "lucky" to have become an actress.

She added: "I feel very lucky to be doing what I'm doing, like all art, there's an unquantifiable aspect to this job, and there is a huge amount of luck involved.

"But luck is a funny thing; good or bad, it plays an important part in everything."

Ad Astra

  • 5 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland
  • UK release: 18 September 2019

In the near future, Roy McBride (Pitt) is an astronaut searching for his father Clifford (Jones), himself a pioneering space explorer. But Roy’s classified mission turns deadly. Gray’s stellar third film is a huge step up, mixing horror and action with deeper themes and anchored by a dazzling turn from Pitt, who has never…

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