According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper had been rumored for some time to play the dashing Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck, part of a group of framed, on-the-run war vets who get into adventures while evading the military. Dirk Benedict originated the role on the 1980s NBC series created by Stephen J. Cannell.
The hunt is on for actors to portray team leader Hannibal, as well as characters B.A. Baracus, and Howling Mad Murdock.
The big-budget project, being directed by Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) from a screenplay by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), already has a June 11, 2010, release date. Ridley and Tony Scott are producing.
opSo, A-Team fans, who do YOU think should take the role of team leader Hannibal, and the characters B.A. Baracus, and Howling Mad Murdock? Don't be a wuss, this is your chance to be heard!/op