Liam Neeson seems to be trying to attach himself to just about every movie these days. I don’t blame him, I would be trying to get my mind off things. But anyway, he’s currently in negotiations to star as Col. John “Hannibal” from the A-Team. Not sure what to think about that, but I guess if you dye his hair gray it could work. Also, Bradley Cooper is in early talks to play Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck. Joe Carnahan is set to direct the movie.
Production begins in late August for a June 11, 2010, release.
Ridley Scott is producing with Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell, with Tony Scott exec producing through Scott Free. Carnahan and Brian Bloom polished a script by Skip Woods, whose recent script credits include “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra” and “Wolverine.”
Neeson is in talks to play Hannibal, the role originated by George Peppard, while Cooper would play “Faceman,” the role played by Dirk Benedict.
Neeson and Fox are working out money issues. He is coming off the global hit “Taken” and most recently completed “Chloe” and “Clash of the Titans,” playing Zeus in the latter.