A Must See. Cleverly written with fantastic performances. A finely crafted film from beginning to end.
According to Variety, Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) may star as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck and Liam Neeson (Taken) as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith in 20th Century Fox’s long planned feature film version of the popular 80’s action series, The A-Team. Facemen is the role originally played by Dirk Benedict while Hannibal is the character played by George Peppard. It’s actually nice to see the studio thinking out of the box as I would have thought they might have gone with the no-brainer casting of Bruce Willis as Hannibal. I think Neeson will be great in the part.
Joe Carnahan (Smokin Aces) is set to the direct the project with production to get underway in August for a June 2010 release. The script will retain the same basic premise of four war vets wrongly convicted of armed robbery who escape from a military prison and carry out Robin Hood like missions. It will be interesting to see who is cast in the B.A. Baracus role played by Mr. T and Capt “Howling Mad” Murdock played by Dwight Schultz on the NBC program. If a hit, this could easily turn into a long running franchise for the studio.