A female lead role for TV-to-film adaptation "The A-Team" could fall onto the lap of Jessica Biel. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the Larita Whittaker of "Easy Virtue" is in talks to star opposite the already-signed cast, Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Quinton Jackson aka Rampage Jackson.
Should a deal is finalized, the 27-year-old movie beauty will star as the Army general pursuing the mercenary team who also happens to be the former lover of Cooper's Faceman. The role won't be her first in the shoes of a military officer. She had portrayed Navy pilot Lieutenant Kara Wade in 2005's "Stealth".
In addition to Biel's casting news, THR also confirmed circulating rumor that linked Sharlto Copley to the role of H.M. 'Howling Mad' Murdoch, the Army's best chopper pilot who is also suffering from delusions, memory loss, and hallucinations. The publication reported that the star of hit summer movie "District 9" is in final negotiations for the part originated by Dwight Shultz.
"The A-Team" is a big screen adaptation to the popular '80s NBC 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. Shooting begins this fall in Vancouver, Canada. 20th Century Fox aimed for a U.S. release on June 11, 2010.