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Brad Pitt hunts for dad in space in first trailer for Ad Astra

BRAD PITT travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father in the first trailer for Ad Astra.

In voiceover, Pitt, as astronaut Roy McBride, says: ‘I do what I do because of my dad, he was a hero.’

The beginning of the trailer shows Pitt sent hurtling through space by a series of explosions.

Back on Earth he is told: ‘It’s crazy out there, there’s fires everywhere, plane crashes, they’re calling it the surge.’

The film will see him attempt to unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of the planet, uncovering secrets that challenge the nature of human existence.

Directed by James Gray, Ad Astra also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland. It will be released in UK cinemas on September 18.