The rumors are true: Tom Cruise himself confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly is joining the cast of the Top Gun sequel.
"She's a great actress, obviously," he said. "When you see the film, you’ll see why she’s perfect for it." According to ET, Connelly is set to play a single mom who owns a bar near a naval base where Cruise's character is based. "We’re just going to have a great cast," Cruise added. "Gonna be a lot of fun.”
The sequel, titled Top Gun: Maverick, is in production now and will arrive in theaters in 2019.