(Taken) is in talks to star as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith in 20th Century Fox
‘s big screen adaptation of the “The A-Team
” TV series. Bradley Cooper
(The Hangover) is also in early talks to play Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck for the film.
(Smokin’ Aces) will direct the film. Carnahan and Brian Bloom
refined a script by Skip Woods
(G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, Wolverine).
The story keeps the premise of the classic 80’s series but will take a more serious tone with the story of four war vets wrongly convicted of armed robbery escape from a military prison to become mercenaries helping the impoverished.
With the casting confirmation of the two characters, there are only two major roles left to be filled, Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock and Sgt. “B.A.” Baracus. The B.A. part has previously been linked to Hip-Hop artist-turned-actor Common
, but no official announcement has been made for the speculation.
The film begins shooting this August with Tony
and Ridley Scott
“The A-Team” will hit theaters June 11, 2010.