Could Common Be Cast as the A-Team's B.A. Baracus?
Yet another casting rumor to keep things exciting this weekend. IESB is reporting that Common is Fox's top choice to play B.A. Baracus in their upcoming A-Team movie. As a potentially painful reminder, Mr. T played Baracus on the original show. Late last year, we were hearing that it could've been Tyrese Gibson who was going to play Baracus. But that was before director John Singleton left the project and Smokin' Joe Carnahan stepped in to replace him. Common did say that it "would be an incredible character to play" in an interview with IESB, however he didn't completely confirm (or deny) the rumor. But will it even get made?
Common went on to talk briefly about how they'd have to update the character. "It's a new day, you just got to give it something new. The kids don't know that B.A., so you wanna bring something new to it and you want to pay respect to B.A. and the way B.A, was created, too." And let's say he was cast as B.A. Baracus, what about that iconic Mr. T mohawk? "I can't do the mohawk, but we got to do something, we got to find something to make it work." Remember, this A-Team movie has had quite a few problems over the last few years, and I'm much more curious to see if Fox will ever get it greenlit more than I am to see who they cast.
Is Bruce Willis still involved as Hannibal? What about Woody Harrelson? All that we seem to know for certain is that Joe Carnahan will be directing this. Hell, does anyone even want to see an A-Team movie?