Tom Brady recasts ‘Top Gun’ starring Gisele and the Patriots

"Who is Goose?"

Tom Brady 2018
Tom Brady at Patriots practice on Oct. 17, 2018. –Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Tom Brady pushed back his customary 8:30 p.m. bedtime on Friday to watch the 1986 film “Top Gun.” He then went a step further, deciding that he would recast the movie, announcing his picks on his Instagram story.

As one would expect of a veteran QB, Brady selected himself for the role of the protagonist, Tom Cruise’s character, “Maverick.” But who would play Maverick’s sidekick, “Goose,” was an unanswered quandary. Perhaps Brady didn’t want to pick favorites.

Several members of the Patriots’ offense were given roles, along with Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels. And it was no surprise that Brady named Gisele Bündchen in Kelly McGillis’ role of Charlotte Blackwood.


This is how Brady would recast “Top Gun“:

Pete “Maverick” Mitchell: Tom Brady

Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood: Gisele Bündchen

Tom “Iceman” Kazansky: Julian Edelman

Mike “Viper” Metcalf: Bill Belichick

Rick “Hollywood” Neven: Rob Gronkowski

Rick “Jester” Heatherly: Josh McDaniels

Leonard “Wolfman” Wolfe: Brian Hoyer

Marcus “Sundown” Williams: Sony Michel

Here’s a full image-by-image rundown of Brady’s Instagram story.

Brady didn’t forget about the Patriots’ next opponent, the Chicago Bears, closing his story with a final image ahead of Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff:


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