After flying high in Top Gun: Maverick earlier this, Glen Powell is back in the cockpit for the war drama, Devotion — this time, with Jonathan Majors by his side.
"Really, these movies could not be more different," Powell (who is an executive producer on Devotion) said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "But at the same time I think they pair quite wonderfully together in terms of the legacy of naval aviation."
Based on Adam Makos' 2014 book, Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, the film tells the true story of pioneering aviator Jesse L. Brown (Majors), the Navy's first Black fighter pilot, and his relationship with Lieutenant Tom Hudner (Powell), set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the 1950s.
Devotion is as much about their missions together — with practically-shot aerial sequences, like in Top Gun: Maverick — as it is about the prejudices Brown faced at the time, as a Black man in the military. "I can't tell you how many times people have told me to give up, quit, die even," Majors' Brown says in the trailer. "One can't always do what you're told. If I did, I wouldn't be here."
The cast also includes Christina Jackson, Thomas Sadoski and Joe Jonas, making his big screen dramatic debut. J.D. Dillard (Sweetheart) directs from a script by written by Jake Crane and Jonathan A.H. Stewart. Devotion will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters on November 23.
Watch the full trailer below.