“The A-Team” may have found its muscle in a man who lets his fists do the talking.
Ultimate fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is in Vancouver to join the cast for a movie adaptation of “The A-Team” as B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus, according to The Vancouver Sun.
Jackson will have big shoes to fill: The role, with its combination of two-fisted action and unexpected weaknesses, made Mr. T an international star.
“The A-Team” followed an elite commando squad accused of, well, a crime they did not commit (in the original series, robbing a bank during the Vietnam War). The team escaped military prison and disappeared into the wilds of Los Angeles, ready to help any wronged innocents who could find them.
Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper are already on board as team leader Hannibal Smith and master of disguise Templeton Peck, respectively.
It’s a good week for mixed martial arts fighters: Yesterday, Gina Carano was tapped to star in Steven Soderbergh’s “Knockout.”
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