According to Variety, 20th Century Fox have finally got round to looking at casting for the long mooted A-Team movie. Liam Neeson (Star Wars: Episode I, Batman Begins… i’m not listing anymore. If you don’t know who Liam Neeson is, what rock have you been living under!) is apparently ‘in negotiations’ to play Hannibal. Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Yes Man, and played fake surgeon soap star Aidan Stone in Nip/Tuck) is in talks for Templeton “Faceman” Peck. Cooper looks like he’s going to be someone to watch over the next 12 months, as he’s also rumoured to be donning the power ring to play Hal Jordan in the new Green Lantern movie.
This big screen version of the classic 80s show The A-Team is being directed by Joe Carnahan (Smoking Aces, Narc…) and is due for release June 2010. Ridley Scott is producing.
Still no news on who’ll Murdock or B.A. I pity the fool that has to follow in Mr. T’s footsteps… (Okay, I’m sorry, but there had to be one ‘I pity the fool’ remark in there!) :D
UPDATE 12/06/09: Bradley Cooper has confirmed to Empire that (assuming the plan does come together) he will play Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman‘ Peck in The A-Team movie. Also there are rumours flying that the rapper Common is in talks to fill Mr. T’s shoes as B.A.