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Deadline reports that Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Pitts are headed to space, with both actors close to signing on to James Gray’s new film, Ad Astra. The plot kind of sounds like a darker, more Joseph Conrad-y version of the parental space drama of Interstellar, with Pitt as an astronaut trying to figure out what happened during an interplanetary mission that saw his dad (Jones) disappear 20 years earlier.

This’ll be Pitt’s third attempt in recent years to star in one of Gray’s films; most notably, he was previously attached to the director’s critically lauded The Lost City Of Z, before scheduling problems forced him to depart.