The A-Team train is in motion. And if you don't strap on your gold chains and give yourself a mohawk, it's gonna leave without you! As we've been reporting the last few months, they're adapting the 80's TV show The A-Team into a movie.
The first thing anyone asks when they hear such news is "Who's playing B.A Baracus?" You then begin to mutter and mumble that Liam Neeson is in neagotians to play Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith. The look on their face is blank when you tell them this, they respond "Neeson is a bad ass, everyone knows that. But who's B.A, as in Baracus?" You panic and go into a long story about how Hangover star Bradley Cooper repeatedly denied rumors, but recently confirmed to MTV that he'd be playing the role of Templeton Peck. You're now in serious risk of being pitied, and looking like a fool.
Well, reports are coming in that rapper turned actor The Game is being seriously considered for the role Sgt B.A Baraucus, made famous by Mr T. And let's face it, Mr T and B.A Baracus are one in the same. It's like when a owner starts looking like their dog, well kinda.
The Game isn't the first rapper/actor that has been has been rumored to be taking up the chains. Ice Cube and Common were both names being thrown around, for the role. And after director Joe Carnahan was brought on to helm the project, Common seemed to have it in the bag, as he previously worked with Joe on Smoking Aces. But it looks like scheduling conflicts have hurt his chances, as he is filming Just Right oppistite Queen Latifah. And he may not finish filming before The A-Team begins production in August.
The A-Team is slated for a June 11, 2010 release.
So what do you guys think? Will the Game be a good Baracus? Or are you still gunning for Common? Any suggestions on someone else?