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Brad Pitt sports astronaut suit on the set of Ad Astra

He plays an astronaut in his new film Ad Astra.

And Brad Pitt was flying high Saturday in LA, where he was seen gliding downwards via parachute while sporting an orange space suit and helmet.

The 53-year-old actor was taking care of his own stunts while shooting the upcoming space epic directed by filmmaker James Gray.

Astro boy! Brad Pitt sported an orange space suit and helmet Saturday in LA as he filmed a stunt for his new movie Ad Astra

Brad looked ready for lift-off in a bright orange jumpsuit which matched the curve of his parachute.

To make movie magic happen, the Inglorious Basterds actor’s was connected to a large, mechanical rig which guided the actor down from the sky.

The action was captured by several cameras, including one anchored to a crane and another held by cameramen on a platform raised high above the ground.

The 53-year-old actor took care of his own stunt work, seen while shooting the upcoming space epic directed by filmmaker James Gray.

Flying high! The 53-year-old actor took care of his own stunt work, seen gliding downwards for a parachute scene

Rigged and ready! To make movie magic happen, the Inglorious Basterds actor's was connected to a large, mechanical rig which guided the actor down from the sky

Rigged and ready! To make movie magic happen, the Inglorious Basterds actor’s was connected to a large, mechanical rig which guided the actor down from the sky

What a tale! Ad Astra follows Army Corps engineer Roy McBride (Pitt) on an intergalactic search for his father Clifford, who disappeared during a mission to find alien life 20 years ago

What a tale! Ad Astra follows Army Corps engineer Roy McBride (Pitt) on an intergalactic search for his father Clifford, who disappeared during a mission to find alien life 20 years ago

What a tale! Ad Astra follows Army Corps engineer Roy McBride (Pitt) on an intergalactic search for his father Clifford, who disappeared during a mission to find alien life 20 years ago

 Space case! Brad looked ready for lift-off in a bright orange jumpsuit which matched the curve of his parachute

 Space case! Brad looked ready for lift-off in a bright orange jumpsuit which matched the curve of his parachute

Ad Astra follows Army Corps engineer Roy McBride (Pitt) on an intergalactic search for his father Clifford, who disappeared during a mission to find alien life 20 years ago.

In the film Brad shares the screen with film vets Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland, as well as rising star and 2017 Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.

Ad Astra began filming in late August, first taking to the secluded desert city of Baker, California to shoot scenes set in space.

Craning up! The action was captured by several cameras, including one anchored to a crane and another held by cameramen on a platform raised high above the ground

Craning up! The action was captured by several cameras, including one anchored to a crane and another held by cameramen on a platform raised high above the ground

Star-studded! Brad shares the screen with film vets Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland, as well as rising star and 2017 Oscar nominee Ruth Negga

Star-studded! Brad shares the screen with film vets Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland, as well as rising star and 2017 Oscar nominee Ruth Negga

Behind the scenes! Pitt isn't just the star of Ad Astra, he's also credited as a producer

Behind the scenes! Pitt isn’t just the star of Ad Astra, he’s also credited as a producer

In addition to starring in the film, Pitt is also credited as a producer.

Brad has been flying solo since his partner of over a dozen years Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on September 19 2016 and took primary custody of the couple’s six children.

Currently, the pair are focusing on co-parenting their brood.

Brad and Angie – who were wed in 2014 – share six children: Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Knox and Vivienne, nine. 

Dad duties: In addition to his career, Brad is focused on co-parenting the six kids he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie 

Dad duties: In addition to his career, Brad is focused on co-parenting the six kids he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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