The A-Team on the Big Screen!

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.

10 replies on “The A-Team on the Big Screen!”

I have the same problem. I can’t recapture the same excitement when i watch it today. Same went with Knight Rider. You can pick up flaws in continuity and see the crew reflected in windows and car doors, and the teleplay is horrendous. But man they were the coolest back in the day.
Tyrese Gibson was dying to play B.A, but seems like the rapper GAME has landed the role. He has that dumb-tuff look going.
Woody Harrelson was being pursued for Murdock, but that has failed.

Ignorance was bliss back in the day. I never used to worry about them whipping their gats from side to side yet the bullets always went in near straight lines.

Can’t say I am too pleased at Neeson playing Hannibal, I would have liked a more battle-hardened dude like Tommy Lee Jones.

The Game looks rough, but then again 50Cent has a bit of a speech impediment so choices are slim.

Woody Harrelson would have been great for Murdock, but I think Steve Carell could be a good choice.

Oh lord the woman cannot act her way out a paper bag. I think Liam Neeson is the only redeeming factor here. He’ll have to carry the movie and give it some cred.