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Liam Neeson In Talks for Hannibal of 'The A-Team'

June 09, 2009 07:46:17 GMT

The star of 'Taken' is in negotiation to take on the role once made famous by George Peppard in the movie adaptation to the NBC's popular '80s TV series, 'The A-Team'.


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A casting news is coming out for "The A-Team", linking actor Liam Neeson to one of the four major characters. According to Variety, the Bryan Mills of "Taken" is in negotiation with 20th Century Fox to star as the leader of the A-Team, Colonel John Smith who is more well known as Hannibal.

The 57-year-old reportedly is working out on the money issues with the studio. If all went according to plan, the Academy Award-nominated actor will replace actor George Peppard, who originated the master-of-disguise character in the '80s television series, and star opposite "The Hangover" star Bradley Cooper.

As for Cooper, after reports of him starring as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck went back and forth for quite some time, Variety came up with a story that the 34-year-old actor is in official early talks to carry out the con man role which once was made famous by Dirk Benedict.

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 A-Team" will be a big screen adaptation to the NBC's popular '80s TV series of the same name. Joe Carnahan has been appointed to direct the film as well as to polish the Skip Woods' script along with writer Brian Bloom. This big screen adaptation eyes to drop in U.S. theaters on June 11, 2010.

© AceShowbiz.com




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