[IMG: LThe A-Team is coming together with Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson now said to be in talks with Fox to play Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck and Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, respectively. Joe Carnahan is directing the film based on the 1980s TV series.
According to Variety, Neeson and Fox are working out money issues.
Meanwhile, back in May, Cooper appeared to have unwittingly confirmed to IESB that he was in for Faceman although he backpedaled on his statements a few days later when speaking with Chud. The actor is especially hot right now coming off this weekend’s number one film, The Hangover.
Carnahan and Brian Bloom fine-tuned an A-Team script by Skip Woods while Ridley Scott is producing with Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell. Tony Scott is executive producing through Scott Free.
Production begins in late August for a June 11, 2010 release.
The series’ premise — four war vets wrongly convicted of armed robbery who escape from a military prison to become do-gooder mercenaries — is intact but the camp nature of the show is said to have been replaced with a tone that hews closer to Mission: Impossible and Ocean’s Eleven.