Clooney’s been there, and Matt Damon, now it’s Brad Pitt’s turn to head into space. But Ad Astra packs quite the twist – and a bunch of daddy issues.

Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to track down his missing father. No nicking off to a cabin in the woods or similar for this particular absentee parent (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Tommy Lee Jones). Nope, he hoofs it into space!

It’s bigger than just a missing family member, however, as McBride’s journey will apparently “uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos”. Heavy!

The news comes accompanied by a very slick trailer (below) that certainly has us keen to see more.

Ad Astra also stars Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland, and is set for an Australian cinema release on September 19.