July 02, 2009 09:18:15 GMT
For the TV-to-film adaptation 'The A-Team', the Grammy-nominated rapper has been reported to be the front-runner for the role once made famous by Mr. T.
Casting is underway for the big screen adaptation of '80s TV series "The A-Team", and The Game's name has been thrown as one of the potential cast members. According to Black Film, the 29-year-old rapper who has received two Grammy nominations is among the leading candidates to take on the role of B.A. Baracus.
If he secures the part originated by Mr. T on the television show, it is plausible that he will share screen with other potential actors, Liam Neeson, who is rumored to star as John "Hannibal" Smith, and Bradley Cooper who is linked to Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck. The Game joins the list of actors speculated to fill B.A.'s shoes, including Common and Ice Cube.
"The A-Team" will bring NBC's popular '80s TV series of the same name to the big screen with a modern touch. Joe Carnahan has been appointed to direct the film as well as to polish the Skip Woods' script along with writer Brian Bloom. This action comedy eyes to be dropped in U.S. theaters on June 11, 2010.
Considered to be a driving force in bringing back the West Coast hip hop scene into the mainstream, The Game is no stranger to the feature film industry. While he hasn't appeared in a lot of movies, he has made his film debut as a character named "Big Meat" in 2006's "Waist Deep". He then followed it up with another role in "Street Kings".