Sharlto Confirmed for A-Team, Jessica Biel Also Joining

September 15, 2009

Jessica Biel

One of the most interesting casting news stories of last week was about District 9's Sharlto Copley joining the cast of Joe Carnahan's A-Team movie. As Sharlto's big follow-up to D9, it was a very interesting casting choice. I admit that I was hoping it was all false because he deserves to move on to bigger and better, but it turns out it's the truth. THR has confirmed today that Sharlto is indeed "in negotiations" to join the cast as "Howling Mad" Murdock. Also joining the A-Team cast is Jessica Biel in the lead female role as Faceman's former lover, "an Army general who is now pursuing the team." Production begins this fall in Vancouver.

Murdock, for those who didn't watch the original 80's A-Team TV show, was "the wild card of the group," the Army's best chopper pilot who also suffers from, in an over-the-top manner, delusions, memory loss, and hallucinations. Sounds like a good role for Sharlto (at least considering he did great in D9 with similar issues), despite my concern over this being his follow-up to such a great performance. Ridley and Tony Scott are producing this, which also gives me some hope, because I'm not a big fan of Carnahan (hated Smokin' Aces). I'm cautiously optimistic right now - I want it to be awesome, but I'll wait to see more from it first.

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bigger and better things d9 was his first ever film ever lol just Niel's friend

nelson on Sep 15, 2009


I have yet to find anything that said Rampage was going to be BA. Any links to something official?

AllmightyKeim on Sep 15, 2009


I like it honestly Im just glad hes getting recognized and is getting cast in other things. Even if there up to the level of D9.

Cody on Sep 15, 2009


Faceman is "an Army general who is now pursuing the team"? Did I read that right? Face is PART of the team. I'm confused.

gohikeone on Sep 15, 2009


#4 - No, sorry, I think that's describing Jessica Biel's character... It was confusing in THR, too, I did my best trying to make sense of it. That or they're saying this is a origin story about how the team comes together? Kind of like GI Joe? *shrug*

Alex Billington on Sep 15, 2009


I look forward to seeing this! The A-Team! Yes Sir! Perhaps Sanford and Son THE MOVIE! Will be heading to the big screens. With the right cast and story line will make a great must see. Drama, suspense and comedy! How about seeing Madea and Fred Sanford going at it! Can you imagine Fred Sanford saying this to Madea? Madea! To this very day! Doctors don’t know what you are! But your birth certificate Cleary says! Very large and very ugly!

Lynwood on Sep 16, 2009


This is already far fetched, there aren't any women generals in the army. They can only be nurses or secretaries.

JoseOle on Sep 17, 2009


mmm biel

mrmr on Sep 17, 2009


They just finished filming a couple scene's in Kamloops, British Columbia and are currently filming at Kent institution, just outside of Harrison B.C.

movieman on Sep 26, 2009

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