It seems Glen Powell just can’t stay out of the air. The Top Gun: Maverick star (who I just spoke to) will be in the cockpit for another high-flying film, Devotion, joined by Jonathan Majors in the true story of a friendship between Navy pilots that crossed racial barriers in the 1950s.
Directed by J.D. Dillard (Sleight), Devotion stars Majors as naval aviator Jesse L. Brown, who in 1948 became the first African-American aviator to complete the U.S. Navy’s basic flight training program. Powell plays his best friend and wingman Thomas J. Hudner, who would later risk his life to save Brown during combat.
Also in the cast are Joe Jonas, Christina Jackson, Thomas Sadoski, Rossy de Palma, and Serinda Swan as Elizabeth Taylor. The script by Jake Crane and Jonathan A. Stewart is based on the book by Adam Makos.
Devotion opens in limited release on October 14th, before going wide two weeks later.
Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.