Top Gun: Maverick Casts Up Flight School Saga Around Tom Cruise

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is in talks to add a diverse coterie of talent to Top Gun: Maverick.

Thomasin McKenzie
Charles Parnell
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Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Charles Parnell (A Million Little Pieces), Jay Ellis (Insecure), Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW), Danny Ramirez (Assassination Nation), and Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop) are being set to join the ensemble opposite Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller.

The Joseph Kosinski-directed film is slated for release July 12, 2019.

Jay Ellis
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Bashir Salahuddin
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The script was written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing with Cruise and Skydances David Ellison.

McKenzie, wholl play the daughter of Connellys character, is repped by UTA, Industry and Untitled. Parnell, wholl play an admiral, is repped by Greene & Associates;

Danny Ramirez
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Monica Barbaro
Barbaro Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock

Ellis, wholl play a pilot, is repped by UTA and Rise Management. Salahuddin, who plays an engineer, is with CAA. Ramirez, wholl play a pilot, is repped by Abrams Artists and Industry Entertainment. Barbaro, wholl play another Top Gun pilot, is with Innovative and Main Title Entertainment.

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