Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has dropped out of his UFC 107 fight to take the role of Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus is Fox’s big screen version of The A-Team.
It was rumored that rappers-turned-actors Common and the Game were rumored to be up for the part and that 50 Cent was one actor who tested for the role, which eventually went to Jackson.
Liam Neeson has been cast as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith and Bradley Cooper has been cast as Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck. The role of Howling Mad” Murdoch has not been cast, but Chris Pine and Woody Harrelson had been rumored for the role in the past. Shooting will begin in the fall in Vancouver, with Joe Carnahan directing and Ridley and Tony Scott producing.