Los Angeles, Jun 25 (PTI) Actor Tommy Lee Jones is in final talks to star with Brad Pitt in “Ad Astra”. Also Read - India Test Fires Air-to-air Missile ‘Astra’ From Sukhoi-30 MKI

The sci-fi epic will be directed by James Gray, who has co-written it with Ethan Gross. Also Read - Honda Racing's Hada finishes 6th in SuperSport 600cc race, no cheer for Indians

According to Deadline, 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. Also Read - .Thiruvidanthai DEL4 DEF-EXPO Defence Expo begins; major military firms showcase latest weapons and platforms

Jones will play Pitt’s father in the movie, being produced by Plan B with Gray, RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, Keep Your Head Productions’ Anthony Katagas and Mad River’s Marc Butan.

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