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Variety confirms that DISTRICT 9 star Sharlto Copley will be joining the cast of Fox's THE A-TEAM as Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock. They also have reports that Jessica Biel is in final talks to join as well.
Biel is set to play an Army general pursuing the team who is the ex-love of Cooper's character "Faceman."
The two join Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the Joe Carnahan-directed action-adventure, scheduled to be released on June 11, 2010. Ridley Scott, Jules Daly and Stephen J. Cannell are producing the film, written by Skip Woods. Filming begins this fall in Vancouver."



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Sep. 16th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Oh, he'll be flipping brilliant!

I could do without Jessica Biel, but Sharlto is a Muppet Quality actor.
Sep. 16th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Ayup, Hollywood is like that. The minute you're even considered for an A-list movie, you're A-list material - because obviously no one would have considered you otherwise, right? Right?

But that'll be funny indeed. Huh.
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Well, my problem is with Jessica's age. General? You've got to be kidding me.
Sep. 16th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yeah, you're right. Unless they're having the actress play an older woman, there's no way a late-twenties person would make general in today's army.

I hadn't realized how young she was, I had to go look it up. Thanks.
Sep. 16th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update!
Sep. 19th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
I could see Biel as the Amy Adams character-- you know, spunky young journalist....but general, no friggin way
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