The A-Team's Murdock Role Offered to D9's Sharlto Copley?
Sharlto Copley not quite a household name yet? This producer-turned-actor most recently turned out, in my opinion, one of the best, most harrowing performances of the year as Wikus Van De Merwe in District 9. And it looks like his acting career is taking off, and maybe even teaming up - according to BlackFilm, Copley has been offered the role of Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock in the reboot and big screen reimagining of The A-Team. There's no word if Copley has accepted the role, but this seems like a great fit. Admittedly, my knowledge of the mercenary team consisting of Hannibal, Face, Murdock, and B.A. Baracus is limited.
I'm going purely off Copley's performance in District 9 and how I feel that would translate to a supporting role. D9 proved that Copley is not only extremely adept at improv (as most of the scenes with the prawns were off-the-cuff), but is also able to both stand out in a group as well as be a part of an ensemble. As a supporting player, again, Copley seems to be an outstanding addition to a cast that consists of, let's be honest, stars that are right now outshining Copley's. With Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson on screen, a rising star like Copley is just what could round-out what might very well be a bad-ass ensemble action film. So, since I'm not the most A-Team savvy, is Copley a good fit as Murdock from the character perspective?