Tom Cruise has revealed who the female lead will be in the long-awaited sequel to Eighties classic Top Gun. The actor revealed that Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Connelly will appear alongside him when he reprises the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell a whole 32 years after the original was released.
Cruise, who was promoting new Mission: Impossible film Fallout, said: “When you see the film, you’ll see why she’s perfect for it. She has such a very talented, very vibrant, and… we’re just going to have a great cast. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
Production on Top Gun 2 – subtitled Maverick – is in full swing with Whiplash star Miles Teller also set to appear with Joseph Kosinski – who directed Cruise in 2013 sci-fi Oblivion – on directing duties. Original star Val Kilmer will also return playing the role of Tom “Iceman” Kazansky. Kelly McGillis played the female lead in the1986 original which is now considered a cult classic. Top Gun: Maverick will be released in cinemas in 2019. —Source: Independence