Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga is set to star in New Regency’s Ad Astra, based on James Gray’s upcoming sci-fi epic. Negga will star alongside Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.
The film has been described as an adventure film about one man’s journey across a lawless and unforgiving solar system to find his missing father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to all of mankind.
Ad Astra continues 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.
Negga received a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for her role in Loving opposite Joel Edgerton. Prior to her role in Loving, she worked as an actress in the United Kingdom and Ireland since 2004. Her first major role was in the Neil Jordan film Breakfast on Pluto in 2005, and was then featured in Misfits, World War Z, 12 Years a Slave (uncredited), the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She currently stars on the AMC series Preacher, and also starred in Universal Pictures’ Warcraft.