‘Devotion’ Trailer: Jonathan Majors And Glen Powell Are Celebrated Wingmen In JD Dillard’s War Drama

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.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.