Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ruth Negga Blasts Off

Ruth Negga.

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
June / July 2018

Following Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her star turn in Loving, Ruth Negga is beginning to rub elbows with A-list stars. The Ethiopian-born, Irish-raised actress will appear alongside Brad Pitt, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones in the sci-fi epic Ad Astra, due out next year. The film will be written and directed by James Gray, best known for gritty urban films such as The Immigrant and We Own the Night. However, Gray’s last film, The Lost City of Z, was a departure – a historical epic which actually began in Ireland. Now, Gray and Negga will travel out of the universe in Ad Astra, about an astronaut named Roy (Pitt) whose father went missing on a mission to Neptune. Roy will now embark on his own journey in search of his father. ♦

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