Brad Pitt was among the stars on the red carpet as the curtain was raised on the Venice International Film Festival.

The actor, 55, wore a tuxedo for the premiere of his latest film, Ad Astra.

The intergalactic drama sees Pitt playing astronaut Roy McBride, who is blasted into deep space on a mission to save the world.

Actor Brad Pitt poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Ad Astra (Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Pitt was joined on the carpet by co-star Liv Tyler, who plays his on-screen wife Eve.

Tyler, 42, looked every inch the Hollywood star in an off-the-shoulder black gown.

Actress Liv Tyler joined Brad Pitt on the red carpet (Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Scarlett Johansson  was at the festival for her film Marriage Story, in which she stars opposite Adam Driver.

She turned heads in a red strapless gown with a thigh-high split, teamed with matching red heels.

Actress Scarlett Johansson wore an eye-catching red gown for a screening of her film Marriage Story (Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Johansson’s Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern was also on the carpet.

Academy Award-nominated Dern, 52, wore a printed green gown with velvet trim.

Actress Laura Dern posed for photographers (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Model Kate Upton posed for photographers in a low-cut black gown complete with thigh split.

Upton, who welcomed her first child in November last year, also wore a statement necklace.

Kate Upton was also among the stars attending (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

And supermodel Bar Refaeli was another star spotted at Venice.

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She wore a floor-length black dress for the occasion.

Model Bar Refaeli turned heads in Venice in a floor-length black gown (Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

The Venice International Film Festival continues until September 7.



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