June 9, 2009

Neeson eyeing ‘A-Team’ role

Liam Neeson is in talks to play Col. John Hannibal Smith in the upcoming big-screen remake of the 1980s U.S. television action series The A-Team.

The late George Peppard originated the Hannibal role on the iconic TV show.

Variety.com said The Hangover star Bradley Cooper is in early negotiations to co-star in the movie version of The A-Team as Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck.

The roles of Capt. Howling Mad Murdock and Sgt. B.A. Baracus haven't been cast yet, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

The film is slated to start shooting in late August. It is expected to hit U.S. theaters June 11, 2010.