First it was Bradley Cooper who denied being cast in The A-Team as Face and later being officially confirmed for the role, and now it looks like former UFC world light heavyweight champion Quinton (Rampage) Jackson will indeed play Sgt. “B.A.” Baracus after his agent said it wasn’t true.
The Vancouver Sun reports that Jackson is in Vancouver to take on the role made famous by Mr. T in the 1980s TV series.
The Sun has learned Rampage was in Vancouver on August 19 to discuss the role with producers and arrived in town Friday to prepare for filming… Jackson will be in Vancouver shooting the film for the next six weeks.
If officially confirmed, he’ll be joining Cooper and Liam Neeson, who’s playing Hannibal, in the Joe Carnahan-directed film which 20th Century Fox plans to release on June 11, 2010.
Still to be cast is the role of Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock.
UPDATE: The casting of Jackson as “B.A.” Baracus has been confirmed.