Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Unreal star Monica Barbaro has been cast in upcoming sequel Top Gun: Maverick which features Tom Cruise returning in the lead role.
Thomasin McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin and Danny Ramirez are also in talks for various roles in the film, Deadline reported.
Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is set for release on July 12, 2019. The sequel will follow Maverick in the present day as he deals with the rise of drone technology which is making his style of jet fighter flying obsolete.
Barbaro is also set to be seen on television shows Chicago Justice and The Good Cop. Top Gun: Maverick is her first major film role.