Given Ad Astra‘s officially announced opening date of 1.11.19, it always seemed obvious that it would actually open in late ’18 to qualify for Oscars, Globes and whatnot. According to costar Jamie Kennedy, 20th Century Fox and James Gray‘s sci-fi flick will, in fact, open on 12.25.18.

Kennedy actually said this several weeks ago on The Shift with Drex, a Canadian late-night talk show. Here’s a clip of Kennedy’s disclosure.

Ad Astra is a father-son space exploration drama involving extra-terrestrial intelligence. It stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland and Kennedy. Boilerplate: “Twenty years after Clifford McBride (Jones) left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, his son Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an Army Corps engineer travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.”