Jessica Biel Joins The A-Team
And Sharlto Copley is Murdoch
It's taken years to get to this point, but it looks like we finally have a full line-up for The A-Team. Joining Liam Neeson's Hannibal, Bradley Cooper's Face and "Rampage" Jackson's BA Baracus will be the previously rumoured Sharlto Copley (he of District 9 fame) and the very lovely Jessica Biel.
As was practically obligatory in the show, the female role will be an ex-girlfriend of Templeton "Faceman" Peck's. What's less traditional is that Variety also appears to say that Biel's role doubles up as the general who's pursuing the team (who were, of course, convicted of a crime they didn't commit) which seems slightly unlikely to us. A colonel, maybe, but surely she's considerably too young to be a general if this is a more serious take on the series? Still, in an industry that once cast Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist (in hotpants!) perhaps we should just be grateful that Biel is actually pretty kick-ass.
Skip Woods wrote the script and Joe Carnahan is directing for producer Ridley Scott. Shooting starts this autumn for release here on July 30, 2010.