Jennifer Connelly in talks to join Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Report

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Jennifer Connelly in talks to join Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Report
Jennifer Connelly in talks to join Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Report
Jennifer Connelly in talks to join Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Report
Jennifer Connelly in talks to join Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2, Report

Jennifer Connelly in talks to star with Tom Cruise in sequel.

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, told Entertainment Tonight: “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.”

Connelly’s previous credits include A Beautiful Mind and Darren Aronofsky film Requiem for a Dream.

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.

Sky News reports that Connelly’ will play a single mother who runs a bar near the airbase. Kelly McGillis played the female lead in the1986 original which is now considered a cult classic.

Top Gun: Maverick will be released in cinemas ion 2019.

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