Brad Pitt has shown up for the 76th Venice film festival on Wednesday. His new film Ad Astra is competing for the golden lion category. Twenty-one films other than Ad Astra are competing for the top award.
The role of an emotionally withdrawn astronaut, Roy McBride, is played by the 55-year-old actor in the upcoming movie. The movie discusses about toxic masculinity. “Having grown up in an era where we were taught to be strong, not show weakness, don’t be disrespected, and so on and so forth, there’s certain value in that as far as entering into the world and holding your own, but there’s also a barrier that’s created with this kind of embracing of the self, because you deny, to a sense, those pains or the things (that make) you feel shame, whether real or imagined, the regrets in one’s life,” added the actor at the press conference at Venice Film Festival.
The trailer of Ad Astra was released last week, which was much anticipated one. The trailer conveyed the inner essence of the story and was better.
Brad Pitt has called the movie “a very intimate journey of the soul.” The new release is considered as Brad’s ‘most challenging film’ yet. He is also the producer of the much anticipated and awaited film. The film will be released on the 19th of September in UAE.
Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler was also seen with him. The cast of the film includes Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, and Kimberly Elise. James Grey directs the Sci-Fi movie.