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Cruise debuts 'Top Gun' sequel trailer

Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick."

The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for "Terminator: Dark Fate."

Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is expected to hit theaters next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star.

Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego.

Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker marry

With a nod to "The Handmaid's Tale," Amy Landecker announced on Instagram that she is "of Bradley," elopement style.

Landecker said Thursday she wed her fellow "Handmaid" co-star Bradley Whitford with their children and dogs, Izzy and Otis, as witnesses. They were married by political activist Ady Barkan at the courthouse in Santa Barbara.

The groom wore a blue suit jacket. The bride held a bouquet and tied the knot in a blue print day dress.

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Whitford plays Joseph Lawrence and Landecker played Mrs. Mackenzie on "The Handmaid's Tale," the hit Hulu series. Representatives for the couple confirmed the happy news.

Deneuve, Hawke film to open Venice Film Festival

The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth."

Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement Thursday.

This is the first time in years that Venice has not started with a Hollywood film. Recent openers have included "First Man" and "La La Land."

"The Truth" features Deneuve as a French movie star who reunites with her daughter and son-in-law after publishing her memoirs. The director said the small family story takes place primarily inside a house.

The film will premiere on the Lido in competition on Aug. 28.

"The Truth" is the Palme d'Or-winning director's first film to be made outside of Japan. He directed last year's Oscar-nominated drama "Shoplifters."

Today's birthdays: Actress Sally Ann Howes ("Chitty Chitty Bang Bang") is 89. Bassist John Lodge of the Moody Blues is 76. Guitarist Carlos Santana is 72. Guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister is 67. Actor Dean Winters ("30 Rock," Mayhem in Allstate commercials) is 55. Actress Sandra Oh is 48. Actor Omar Epps is 46. Model Gisele Bundchen is 39. Dancer-country singer Julianne Hough ("Dancing with the Stars") is 31. Actress Billi Bruno ("According to Jim") is 23.

— The Associated Press


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