'Top Gun: Maverick': Jon Hamm and Ed Harris join cast

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U.S. actor Tom Cruise poses for photographers at a British screening of the film "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" in London, Britain July 25, 2015. Reuters/Neil Hall

More casting news of “Top Gun: Maverick” has surfaced online. Close on the heels of news about new pilots and a love interest cast for the film, a new report reveals three more actors have joined the movie.

According to a report by Deadline, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, and Lewis Pullman have joined the cast of the film. Details about their respective characters are currently being kept under wraps. The other new cast members of the film include Monica Barbaro, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, and Bashir Salahuddin.

Hamm is best known for his role in the “Mad Men” TV series. Some of his more recent projects include shows like “Legion,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “The Amazing Gayl Pile.” He has also been a part of movies like “Baby Driver” and “The Town.”

Harris is a Hollywood veteran who has worked in hit movies like “Apollo 13,” “The Abyss,” “Appaloosa,” and “The Truman Show.” The actor’s most well known recent project is “The Westworld” TV series. He will be seen next in the film “The Last Measure” that is releasing this year.

Pullman has worked in movies like “Aftermath,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” and “Bad Times at the El Royale.” The actor has also been cast in the “Catch-22” TV mini-series that is currently filming.

The plot of “Top Gun: Maverick” will focus on how aerial dogfight has to evolve with drones, artificial intelligence, and other technologies that are being used increasingly be air forces worldwide. Tom Cruise is reprising his role as the hotshot fighter pilot turned instructor.  

“Top Gun: Maverick” is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, and the script has been written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer. Filming is already underway, and the movie is set to be released on July 12, 2019 in the US.