Jessica Biel and "District 9's" Sharlito Copley are in final negotiations to star in Fox's "A-Team." If their deals go well, Biel and Copley will be joining Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. (See "Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper to Star in "The A-Team?")
Ridley Scott is set to produce and Joe Carnahan will serve as the film's director. The creator of the original TV show, Stephen J. Cannell, will be producing with Jules Daly.
Skip Woods wrote the script and retained the premise of the TV series about four wrongly convicted vets who escaped from prison only to become mercenaries/heroes.
The film version will have a serious tone than the TV series.
Here's the cast of characters so far:
Liam Neeson -- Col. Johan "Hannibal" Smith
Bradley Cooper -- Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck
Sharlito Copley -- Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock
Jessica Biel -- ex-love of Cooper's Faceman
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson -- Sgt. "B.A." Baracus -- Mr. T played the famous character in the series
Production begins this fall in Vancouver.
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