As we told you before, Bradley Cooper accidently confirmed he’s been cast in the role of Templeton “Faceman” Peck in director Joe Carnahan’s upcoming big screen incarnation of The A-Team. Now, according to Empire Online, we can potentially add another name to the A-Team casting mix. And that name is Liam Neeson.
According to the site, Neeson is in talks to join the A-Team as none other than Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, the leader of the disgraced team of elite soldiers wrongly accused of a crime and forced to flee to the Los Angeles underground. If true, this would mostly fill the enitre roster of team members with Cooper as “Face”, Common rumored to be a “lock” for B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus and Neeson as “Hannibal.”
All that would remain is the role of H.M “Howling Mad” Murdock, which if you believe rumors over at IMDB, is supposedly going to be Woody Harrelson. Not that rumors really mean all that much. However, with the film scheduled to begin production in Vancouver in August, we can expect to hear some actual confirmed casting very soon.
Once that’s done, we can then move on and start speculating on other stuff like the film’s story, if other cast members will include reporter Amy Allen, if the team will often fire hundreds of rounds from machine guns and not hit anyone and if cars will still explode in midair for no apparent reason.
The A-Team hits theaters on June 11, 2010.