Thomasin McKenzie (“Leave No Trace”), Charles Parnell (“A Million Little Pieces”), Jay Ellis (“Insecure”), Bashir Salahuddin (“GLOW”), Danny Ramirez (“Assassination Nation”), and Monica Barbaro (“The Good Cop”) are all set to join the cast of the “Top Gun” sequel at Paramount Pictures.
Joseph Kosinski helms the new film which already stars Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller. The new film’s story is set in the present and Maverick follows fighter pilots as they grapple with drone tech that is making their old style of flying obsolete.
McKenzie will play the daughter of Connelly’s character. Parnell is an admiral; Ellis, Barbaro and Ramirez will play pilots; and Salahuddin is an engineer.
Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penned the script for the new “Top Gun” which is slated for release on July 12th 2019. Cruise, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer are producing.