Irish actress Ruth Negga, who is fresh off her Oscar nomination for her incredible performance in Loving, and can currently be seen in season 2 of Preacher opposite Dominic Cooper, has a new project in the pipeline.

She is due to star opposite Brad Pitt in the upcoming science fiction epic Ad Astra. Negga and Pitt previously starred together in blockbuster zombie movie World War Z.

Tommy Lee Jones is also attached to the movie which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is “an adventure film about one man’s journey across a lawless and unforgiving solar system to find his missing father, a renegade scientist who poses a threat to all of mankind.”

It would seem that Pitt will play the space traveller while Jones takes on the role of the missing dad slash evil scientist. Negga’s role remains under wraps.

James Gray, who recently directed The Lost City Of Z, co-wrote the script with Ethan Gross, who wrote a few episodes of Fringe.