Former UFC world lightweight champion Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson has been removed from the UFC 107 card to allegedly star in the TV-to-film adaptation 'The A-Team'.
Quinton Jackson, aka Rampage Jackson, may well be the new B.A. Baracus in "The A-Team". Despite earlier denial from Rampage's manager over his possible role as B.A., the Vancouver Sun indicated that the former UFC world lightweight champion will indeed take on the role once made famous by Mr. T.
The Vancouver Sun reported that Rampage has been spotted in and around Vancouver where the filming of the TV adaptation is set to take place. Noting that the fighter was in Vancouver on August 19 to discuss the role with producer, it further claimed that Rampage's name has been removed from the UFC 107 card where he was set to face Sugar Rashad Evans in an Ultimate Fighter finale showdown.
Rampage had been linked to this role when John Singleton was attached to direct the movie project. In late August 2008, MTV has confirmed that he has not been cast as the chain-wearing character. "His manager said it wasn't true," so wrote MTV regarding the casting rumor at the time. As for this Vancouver Sun's claim, there is no denial or confirmation just yet.
"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. Liam Neeson is linked to the role of Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, and Bradley Cooper to Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck. This big screen adaptation eyes to drop in U.S. theaters on June 11, 2010.