Jennifer Connelly is officially part of the Top Gun sequel.
After it was reported that Connelly was in talks to join the sequel to the 1986 original, the news has been officially confirmed by no other than Maverick himself.
Tom Cruise confirmed to ET that Connelly is to star in Top Gun: Maverick at the Mission: Impossible Fallout premiere in Washington DC over the weekend.
“Look, she’s a great actress, obviously. …When you see the film, you’ll see why she’s perfect for it,” Cruise told the outlet. “She has such a very talented, very vibrant, and, you know, see we’re just going to have a great cast. Gonna be a lot of fun.”
The sequel will be directed by Joe Kosinski, with original producer Jerry Bruckheimer on board for the second installment. The sequel will be set in a world of drone technology and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky and Miles Teller has been tapped to play the son of Goose.
Top Gun: Maverick is set to release on July 12, 2019.