Dirk Benedict To Cameo in The A-Team

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Earlier this month, we learned that Dwight Schultz, the original Howling Mad Murdock, would be making a cameo in the Joe Carnahan‘s big screen film adaptation of The A-Team. Cinematical now has word that Dirk Benedict, who played Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the original television series, also has a cameo.

Mr. T, who many will remember as the original B.A. Baracus, has said publicly that he was offered a cameo but turned it down, explaining “it’s insulting me to ask me to be in it [as someone else]. It’s just like my ex-girlfriend saying ‘Why don’t you come out to dinner with my new boyfriend?’ You see what I mean? I am not going to do that.”

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What do you get when you combine JJ AbramsStar Trek and The A-Team? This fantastic mash-up / faux television show intro created by PhamtomKnight. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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First Official Look: The A-Team

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/Film reader Dr. Malo sent over the first official photo from Joe Carnahan‘s big screen adaptation of The A-Team. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, Liam Neeson as Col John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Sharlto Copley as Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as Sgt Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus. The film is currently in production, aiming for a June 11th 2010 release. Check out the full uncropped photo after the jump, click to enlarge.

Discuss: What do you think of the new A-Team?

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We’ve got a batch of new photos, mostly snapped surreptitiously from set. First up is the debut look at the new cast of The A-Team as they shoot in Vancouver. And after the break, you can get a look at better shots of The Green Hornet, a new magazine cover for Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans, a bunch of Red Dawn‘s propaganda posters and the shot of Steve Carell and Tina Fey in Date Night I know you’ve all been waiting for. Read More »

First Look: The A-Team Van

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SplashNews has the first photograph of The A-Team‘s new van, which doesn’t look too much different from the original television series. Click on over to Splash to see more photos.

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More MMA fighters are invading your action movies. We just had the report that female fighter Gina Carano would be starring in Steven Soderbergh’s next film. Now there is a credible report that former UFC champ Rampage Jackson, tagged for the role over a year ago, has arrived in Vancouver, where he’ll spend the next six weeks sporting a mohawk and gold chains as The A-Team‘s resident malcontent mechanic B.A. Baracus. Read More »

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When John Singleton was developing an A-Team movie, he was talking to Ice Cube about playing B.A. Baracus. A year and a half later, Joe Carnahan has since been brought on board to get the project started, and BlackFilm is reporting that a new rapper has now become the front-runner for the mo-hawked soldier of fortune role originally played by Mr. T in the television series. The Game. The 29-year-old Grammy nominated rapper made his big screen debut in the not-well-received 2006 action-drama Waist Deep. He later had a small role in Street Kings.

The announced cast includes Liam Neeson as John “Hannibal” Smith and Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Pack. For some reason I’m really not interested in an A-Team movie, which probably stems from my dislike for the series as a child. Also, I just think the show only worked in Regan-era (let’s not get political…) But if I were interested, The Game’s casting would probably excite me less than other, possibly more credible, options (even within the hip-hop field).But who knows, we really haven’t seen what he has to offer yet. What do you guys think?

Joe Carnahan to Helm A-Team

Smokin’ Aces director Joe Carnahan is the latest filmmaker to board 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of The A-Team. John Singleton was the latest director attached to the project, but decided to exit the project after a bunch of rewrites. The film was originally set to hit theaters in June 2009, but is now scheduled to hit theaters on June 11th 2010. Swordfish and Hitman scribe Skip Woods has been hired to pen the latest draft.

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