“We had half an hour to convince Tom Cruise to do Top Gun: Maverick”


INTERVIEW – Director Joseph Kosinski and historical producer of the saga Jerry Bruckheimer tell how they managed to convince the American actor to shoot in the sequel to the legendary first film.

The film was a hit last week at Cannes. It must be said that Tom Cruise and the Patrouille de France hit hard. To discover in theaters Wednesday, May 25.

It prevents, Top Gun Maverick is a big piece of perfectly successful action cinema, whose two masterminds are the director Joseph Kosinski and the inalterable producer-star of the 80s Jerry Bruckheimer. These two answer our questions together, smiling mischievously at whoever will give the most mind-blowing answer!

LE FIGARO – How was born the project to follow up on Top Gun a cult film from the 80s that introduced young Tom Cruise to the general public?

Joseph KOSINSKY – It all started when Jerry Bruckheimer called me to offer me a project for a sequel to Top Gun. I went to Santa Monica to talk to him about it. I came up with a few ideas. He loved them. “You have to talk to Tom about it” said Jerry Bruckheimer. So we flew to Paris where Tom Cruise was filming Mission&nbsp…

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