According to Deadline, Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller has officially signed on for the leading role in Skydance’s forthcoming action film titled The Gorge, which hails from director Scott Derrickson. This marks Teller’s first major leading project since starring in the blockbuster Top Gun sequel, which has already earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion.
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The Gorge is being described as a “high-action, genre-bending love story.” The film will be directed and produced by Derrickson, who also recently enjoyed box office success with the horror film The Black Phone. The screenplay is written and produced by Zach Dean (The Tomorrow War), with Teller also set to executive produce.
Producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger for Skydance along with C. Robert Cargill and Sherryl Clark for Crooked Highway. Adam Kolbrenner and Greg Goodman are also set as producers.
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Before Top Gun: Maverick, Teller is best known for his roles in films such as Footloose, The Spectacular Now, 21 & Over, That Awkward Moment, The Divergent films, and Fantastic Four. He also received praise for his dramatic turn in Damien Chazelle’s acclaimed drama Whiplash.