Jennifer Connelly is joining Tom Cruise as (we presume) a new love interest in "Top Gun: Maverick," Deadline reports.
The actress, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "A Beautiful Mind," recently appeared in "Only the Brave" and has a starring role in the upcoming TV series "Snowpiercer."
Original "Top Gun" star Val Kilmer is returning to play Maverick's nemesis Iceman, with "Whiplash" star Miles Teller as the son of Goose (Anthony Edwards).
The sequel finds Maverick (Cruise) 30-plus years later as a Top Gun flight instructor who takes Teller and other young pilots under his wing.
Joseph Kosinski of "Tron: Legacy" and "Oblivion" fame is directing the sequel. He also directed the firefighter drama "Only the Brave," in which Connelly and Teller co-starred.