20th Century Fox's bigscreen adaptation of The A-Team continues to keep momentum in terms of casting. First we were told that Bradley Cooper is in talks to play Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck -- negotiations still going -- and now Liam Neeson is discussing the idea of playing Col. John "Hannibal" Smith.
Liam Neeson for The A-Team
With a theatrical release set for June 11th, 2010, 20th Century Fox is planning on getting production started by late August on The A-Team. Directed by Joe Carnahan off a script that he and Brian Bloom polished, the film will follow the series' premise of four war vets wrongly convicted of armed robbery escape from a military prison to become do-gooder mercenaries. The only catch is that they've updated the story to be more of a serious actioner.
Skip Woods wrote the original screenplay. Scribe is recently credited for Wolverine and G.I. Joe.
Still to be cast are the roles of Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock and Sgt. "B.A." Baracus. Finding a replacement for Mr. T should prove difficult.