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Jennifer Connelly to co-star in 'Top Gun' sequel

By Karen Butler
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Jennifer Connelly to co-star in 'Top Gun' sequel
Jennifer Connelly reportedly is up for a role in "Top Gun: Maverick." File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

July 23 (UPI) -- A Beautiful Mind actress Jennifer Connelly is to co-star with Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick.

The Hollywood Reporter said Connelly will play a single mother who runs a bar near the Navy base where Cruise's iconic pilot Maverick works.

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Filming on the sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun is tentatively slated to begin in September in San Diego.

"Look, she's a great actress, obviously. ... When you see the film, you'll see why she's perfect for it," Cruise told ETOnline about Connelly Sunday. "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."

Cruise made the remarks at the premiere of his latest movie Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Connelly's other credits include Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream, Dark Water and Only the Brave.

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