Variety is reporting that Liam Neeson is in talks with 20th Century Fox to star as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith in the long awaited film-adaptation of The A-Team. If he takes the part, he’ll be joining Hangover star Bradley Cooper who is eying the role of “Faceman”
Carnahan, Fox and Scott Free have kept the series premise — four war vets wrongly convicted of armed robbery escape from a military prison to become do-gooder mercenaries — but they’ve replaced the campy nature of the series with a tone closer to those of “Mission: Impossible” and “Ocean’s Eleven.”
Still to be cast are the roles of Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock, played by Dwight Schultz in the original, and Sgt. “B.A.” Baracus, the role that made Mr. T an ’80s icon.