Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper Confirmed for The A-Team
by Alex Billington
June 9, 2009
We keep hearing rumors off and on about who might be in The A-Team movie, but now we finally have some official casting. Liam Neeson is in negotiations to play Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, the leader of the group, while The Hangover's Bradley Cooper is in early talks to play Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck. We previously heard a rumor about Cooper being in the role a month or so ago, so it's good to see him get confirmed. As for Neeson, that's quite a big name that I definitely wasn't expecting, but there's a reason for that. Instead of going campy again, this will have a tone closer to Mission: Impossible and Ocean's Eleven.
Smokin' Aces director Joe Carnahan is directing from a screenplay written most recently by Skip Woods (Hitman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) that was polished by Carnahan and his actor friend Brian Bloom. Ridley Scott is producing with Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell for 20th Century Fox. Production begins in late August for a June 11th, 2010 release. Actors for Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock and and Sgt. "B.A." Baracus haven't been officially announced, although Woody Harrelson and Common were rumored for each role, respectively. Could this turn out much more badass than we were expecting?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
haha nice photoshop
Chadsky on Jun 9, 2009
I hope they take a more serious approach to this movie. I do like the idea of a Oceans 11 or Mission Impossible feel. Just need to give it some good action. They better not fuck with the van and give it some fast and Furious bullshit. Leave The Van Alone!
AllmightyKeim on Jun 9, 2009
Liam's gonna love it when a plan comes together!
kevjohn on Jun 9, 2009
They are filming this in Vancouver in August!
riva on Jun 9, 2009
This is sounding like an awesome cast!!!! It will be really interesting to see it develop! Liam Neeson was amazing in Taken, if he can bring that level to this then you cant ask for more.
Voice of reason on Jun 9, 2009
Liam Neeson is a bad *ss and would be perfect for this film. I'm excited for this film.
Ajax on Jun 9, 2009
It's good to see Neeson moving on in life. Obviously still hurt, you cannot just sit around and wait for things to pass by. Way to go man!
LSP on Jun 9, 2009
whys that douchebag suddenly in EVERY movie since midnight meat train? hes so ugly
sir w on Jun 10, 2009
Liam with a cigar... hmm... odd. Hannibal with a pipe?! MAAAYbe... Success of this movie will depend on B.A. Barackus casting. (and other stuff) 😛
bozoconnors on Jun 10, 2009
I'll run with it. Huge fan of the show as a kid, mostly in part to Mr T and the translation of the campiness as "really cool" action sequences (I was only 4). I hope they can recapture what made the show cool to all os us when we were young with as much cheese and camp.
Mr j Money on Jun 10, 2009
Um wait! Mr. T is not only still alive, but still a true bad-ass, why is he not attached to this film? You put him in and it'll rock. Common is NO Mr.T, not even close!! Without Mr.T this'll look as bad as the G.I. Joe movie (which looks like complete crap!). GET MR.T !!!!!!
CatchHerInTheEye on Jun 10, 2009
I nominate Terry Crews to play B.A.
Khalil on Jun 22, 2009
I am not sure I like the idea of a updated version of the A-team although it was pretty popular 20 years ago.
Hsa on Sep 14, 2009
Hmm ... Sounds like a good idea to me. Rampage MIGHT play Mr. T! http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/09/07/ufc-fighter-rampage-jackson-is-the-a-teams-new-ba-baracus/
Khalil on Sep 14, 2009
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