As a kid I loved watching the A-Team. I sang along to the theme tune and totally empathized with the crack commando unit – I too kept getting blamed for everything that went wrong (thanks mom!) and desperately wanted to escape the “stockade” and survive in the world as a soldier of fortune. I must have spent years saying “Quit your jibba jabba fool!” whenever my older brother tried to speak to me. Good times.
I still catch the show on the Series channel, but I can’t regain that exhilarating feeling I had watching it back in the day. Needless to say, there is a plan to bring the A-Team to the big screen and I’d love for that plan to come together.
Variety reveals that the movie is to be directed by Joe Carnahan (Smoking Aces, Narc) and set for release in mid 2010. Two members of the awesome foursome have been set – Liam Neeson will play the A-Team’s leader Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Yes Man) will take the role of ladies man, Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck. No word yet on who’ll play the batshit insane Capt. Murdock and the team’s badass strongman Sgt. B.A. Baracus. Production set to start in August so I’d imagine the news will surface sooner or later.
What do you think of the cast so far? And which actors do you think should play the two remaining roles? Drop us a comment and let us know.