It seems like Mr. T’s immortal boots are set to be filled as UFC fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been cast as Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus in the forthcoming remake of the classic 80’s series The A-Team.
It would appear that acting talent was not high on must-have lists for director Joe Carnahan (Smokin’Aces) and producers Tony and Ridley Scott. The casting should however allow for some exceptional fight scenes and so long as B.A.’s wardrobe and non-sequiturs remain intact you’ll hear no complaints from me.
The A-Team has so far cast three of the four main characters from the original series: Quinton Jackson as Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus (originally played by Mr. T), Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict) and Liam Neeson as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard). Only one remains with the role of Cpt. H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock yet to be cast. What do you think of the casting and who would you like to see fill Dwight Schultz’s role as Murdock?