"The A-Team van is starting to fill up.
As the film update of the iconic 1980s TV series starts to take shape, Variety reports Liam Neeson is in talks for the role of cigar-chomping Col. John Smith—better known as Hannibal—while the Hollywood Reporter says Bradley Cooper has been engaging in post-Hangover talks for the Faceman role originally played by dreamboat Dirk Benedict.
The original NBC series was a romp about four falsely imprisoned Vietnam vets who bust out of a military jail in order to cruise around in a van, dress outlandishly and blow s--t up. The current update, which involves show creator Stephen J. Cannell, producers Ridley and Tony Scott and director Joe Carnahan among others, is said to be aiming for a more serious take.
Presumably, s--t will still get blown up. We love it when a plan comes together.
With Neeson and Cooper in the film's sights, the big question is now: Who has the gold chains, silver tongue and brass ballsiness to take over Mr. T's marvelously Mohawked role?
We nominate Christian Bale. That guy can do anything."
by Erik Pedersen, via Yahoo! News and EEE! Online
I probably don't have to tell you that this is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. ALL TIME! And with Laim Neeson and Bradley Cooper in the mix, I'm actually excited for a movie adaptation. Even though they will be taking a serious tone with the film, everything should turn out action-packed and a whole lotta fun- as long as they keep Michael Mann* out of the picture.
*I'm probably referencing that awful melodramatic Miami Vice movie. Remember that? I sure don't!