Category: Ad Astra

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• x031 February 06, 2012 – Oscars Luncheon
• x003 Paris Match (2020)
• x019 Encounters – Brad and?
• x003 March 07 – Thundercats concert – Los Angeles, CA
• x002 Advertisement – Brioni
• x001 Professional Photographer (2012)
• x001 CEO magazine (2020)
• x012 Ad Astra – Behind the scenes
• x001 Love magazine (2018)
• x005 Vanity Fair (2015)
• x001 Entertainment Weekly (2020)
• x001 Photoshoots – Set 251

PS. Sorry for the delayed Gallery update. As most of you know I had a baby February 29th and it has been very busy for me. Luckily Shann has been able to update news and makes sure the Instagram & Twitter account is updated daily with news and trivia. Do check it out! If you don’t have an account yet for the gallery: just email me. The link is on your right under the gallery logo! Enjoy!

James Gray On ‘Ad Astra’

James Gray first met his Ad Astra star Brad Pitt at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995. His debut feature, Little Odessa, had played there on a road that started at the Venice Film Festival in 1994, and Pitt responded instantly to it, setting up a meeting with Gray that, while it took more than 20 years to bear collaborative fruit, nevertheless resulted in a friendship that endures to this day.

Pitt plays Major Roy McBride, whose dreams of the stars come from the legendary astronaut his father (Tommy Lee Jones) represented. Missing in space since Roy was 16, and presumed dead, Roy receives word that, in fact, his father might be alive, and responsible for energy attacks that are crippling Earth’s infrastructure. He must journey through the solar system to learn the truth.

The movie was coming together as Gray was working to finish The Lost City Of Z, his previous film, which marked his first collaboration with Pitt, who produced it through his company Plan B. It was during the editing process on The Lost City Of Z, Gray says, speaking shortly before the Venice premiere of Ad Astra, that he and Pitt started to discuss a reteaming that would cast Pitt as the star of one of Gray’s movies for the first time.

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Brad and Leonardo on WTF With Marc Maron Podcast

During a victory lap for their movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio put movie stardom on hold for an hour to have a chat with Marc. They talk about their early days as show business outsiders, the moment they knew their lives would never be the same, the times they’ve known a movie they’re in is going to tank, why they don’t want to direct and why they love to produce. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay on Freeform.

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Note to listeners: The podcast is phenomenal! It is hilarious, yet due to language it is NSFW.

BP Gallery Update


• x006 Paris Match (France) 2019
• x005 Vanity Fair (Italy) 2019 Thanks Gracie!
• x002 Allied – Stills
• x005 The Assassination of Jesse James – Promoshoot
• x005 Ad Astra – Stills
• x012 September 12, 2019 – Ad Astra (Press Junket) – Tokyo, Japan
• x001 Promotional Photoshoot 06

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Sound Designer Gary Rydstrom Describes “Subliminal” Work for ‘Ad Astra’ on THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’

His work “combines realistic and kind of point-of-view subconscious, subliminal sounds,” he says.
Sound pro Gary Rydstrom, who has won a remarkable seven Oscars and earned a total of 18 nominations, describes his work on James Gray’s Ad Astra in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen series recorded at Skywalker Ranch.

Rydstrom’s credits include work on classics Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Jurassic Park, Titanic and Saving Private Ryan, for which he earned Academy Awards for best sound (now sound mixing) and/or best sound effects editing (now sound editing). With additional credits including Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo, he has spent his entire career at Skywalker Sound, and was mentored by legendary Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt.

In this episode of Behind the Screen, Rydstrom took a break from mixing to talk about his work as supervising sound editor, designer and rerecording mixer on Gray’s sci-fi adventure Ad Astra, which stars Brad Pitt as Roy McBride, an astronaut on a space mission that will also involve a search for his lost father, played by Tommy Lee Jones.

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Ad Astra deleted scene

Also, Brad has been nominated for several awards the last few weeks and has also won a few. Check the Awards section to get your update on Brad’s nominations and wins!

‘Ad Astra’ 4K and Blu-ray Arrives in December with a Deleted Epilogue Scene

20th Century Fox has announced the 4K and Blu-ray details for Ad Astra. The Brad Pitt sci-fi film will arrive on digital on December 3rd and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 17th. The film follows astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) who is sent on a mission to Mars to try and contact his astronaut father (Tommy Lee Jones) who disappeared decades ago in an attempt to contact intelligent life outside of our solar system.

The Blu-ray and 4K will contain two deleted scenes with optional audio commentary from director James Gray. Interestingly, one of the deleted scenes is the epilogue, and I’m curious to see how Gray had an alternate ending to his movie. The current epilogue is fine, but it feels a bit pat for such an emotionally complex film. It feels like the kind of scene that test audiences demanded, and while it doesn’t wreck the movie, I’m curious to see this alternate ending. The disc will also contain five featurettes as well as an audio commentary from Gray.

Here’s the full list of special features:

Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by James Gray
“The Void”
“Epilogue”
To the Stars
A Man Named Roy
The Crew of the Cepheus
The Art of Ad Astra
Reach for the Stars
Audio Commentary by Director James Gray*
Space Age: The VFX**

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BP Gallery Update



• x019 Photoshoots
• x012 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Stills & Promotional Photoshoots)
• x020 Television (The Today Show, Ellen, Good Morning America & Jimmy Kimmel)
• x010 Magazines (Covers 2019)
• x018 Ad Astra (Behind the Scenes, Promo & Stills)
• x006 September 16 – Space Operations Center at NASA Headquarters – Washington, WA
• x007 September 16 – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

PS. He sure has been busy and with that – keeping me and other BP fansites busy. But I am enjoying these updates. More soon!

WWE

Brad Pitt sat down with Cathy Kelley to talk about his new film, “Ad Astra,” and revealed whether or not he’d be up for stepping into the ring at a WWE event. – September 20, 2019