WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

‘Insecure’ For What? Jay Ellis Just Landed The Movie Role Of A Lifetime

This should satisfy the #LawrenceHive.

Die-hard fans of the majorly successful HBO series Insecure wasted no time in expressing their outrage over the show's production staff's decision to axe Jay Ellis' character, Lawrence, from the show's currently airing third season.

While the news of his departure clearly doesn't sit well with the ever-loyal #LawrenceHive, its members should be pleased to learn that Ellis has secured a new role in what is guaranteed to be a blockbuster smash.

According to Deadline, Ellis has been cast in Paramount Pictures' Top Gun: Maverick.

He will star alongside Tom Cruise — who famously starred in the original film — and a slew of other actors including Thomasin McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, Monice Barbaro.

While not much about the film has been divulged to the public just yet, it has been revealed that Ellis will portray a pilot.

The film serves as a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun and will be directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Ellis recently took to Instagram to share the news with his followers:

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.