Two big stars have officially put their names into negotiations for roles in the movie version of “The A-Team.” Variety reports Liam Neeson is in talks to play Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, the cigar-chomping team leader originally played by George Peppard.
Dirk Benedict played master of disguise Peck on the television series.
He’d better hurry: Filming begins later this summer for a June 11, 2010 release.
Still no word on who will take up Mr. T’s mohawk as B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus.
“The A-Team” was, of course, a group of elite commandos convicted during the Vietnam War of a crime they did not commit. The members escaped to Los Angeles, where they might be able to solve your problems … if you could find them.