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07.02.2009

"The Game", or whatever you want to call this 50 Cent wannabe is probably the most emotionally unstable figure in rap music. His tunes are schizophrenic, his motives are absurd, and he's not nearly as good looking as P Diddy. Still, casting directors seem to have a hard-on for this dude, as he's set to play B.A. Baracus in director Joe Carnahan's THE A-TEAM--a role originated on the TV show by Mr. T himself. Already cast are Liam Neeson as John "Hannibal" Smith, and Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck. Frankly, I could care less about this news because as far as I'm concerned this will be just another GET SMART, STARSKY AND HUTCH type project that just trickles into our "who gives a shit" pile of collective cinematic horse waste. But I'll make sure to tell my grandmother that her favorite rapper has finally made it in Hollywood.
Extra Tidbit: Hasn't the casting director ever heard of David Alan Grier?
Source: BlackFilm

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1:38AM on 07/05/2009

Figures

I would have rather had John Cena in black face than this thug wannabe. I hate John Cena btw so that should give you an idea of how bad I think this idea is.
I would have rather had John Cena in black face than this thug wannabe. I hate John Cena btw so that should give you an idea of how bad I think this idea is.
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9:37PM on 07/04/2009

lol

So many biased people on here and for no good reason. How many rappers are REALLY taking major parts in movies from conventional actors? And the ones that are tend to be pretty good. Eminem was good in 8 Mile. Ice cube was good in Boyz and the barbershop movies. Common was good in everything so far. Tupac was good in the movies he did. Now there have been others but those movies were pretty inconsequential. Why not give him a shot? It's not like Mr. T was a big name actor before the original
So many biased people on here and for no good reason. How many rappers are REALLY taking major parts in movies from conventional actors? And the ones that are tend to be pretty good. Eminem was good in 8 Mile. Ice cube was good in Boyz and the barbershop movies. Common was good in everything so far. Tupac was good in the movies he did. Now there have been others but those movies were pretty inconsequential. Why not give him a shot? It's not like Mr. T was a big name actor before the original A-team anyway. He got his break by winning Tough-man fights lol.
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1:41AM on 07/03/2009
I seriously can't stand all these rappers taking a stab at acting. There are thousands of actors out there that could fit the bill so much better than these gang bangers. Keep these idiots off our silver screen for fucks sake!
I seriously can't stand all these rappers taking a stab at acting. There are thousands of actors out there that could fit the bill so much better than these gang bangers. Keep these idiots off our silver screen for fucks sake!
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10:08PM on 07/02/2009

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Ice Cube was up for playing Baracus when John Singleton was first attached to direct A-Team.
Ice Cube was up for playing Baracus when John Singleton was first attached to direct A-Team.
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9:20PM on 07/02/2009

WTF

I wont be watching this when it comes out
I wont be watching this when it comes out
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8:00PM on 07/02/2009
No. nuff said.
No. nuff said.
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7:55PM on 07/02/2009

Game A Wannabe 50 Cent?

first off, Game is nothing like 50 Cent. He's like the only real hard mofo in the hip hop game. All them dirty south mofos is frontin. Second, i think ice cube would've been better or hail maybe ice-t, Game is ok as an actor (Belly 2 wasn't that good but street kings was dope)but he should really be stickin to music.
first off, Game is nothing like 50 Cent. He's like the only real hard mofo in the hip hop game. All them dirty south mofos is frontin. Second, i think ice cube would've been better or hail maybe ice-t, Game is ok as an actor (Belly 2 wasn't that good but street kings was dope)but he should really be stickin to music.
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5:35PM on 07/02/2009

THE GAME

First, doesnt he have a normal name? Imagine the movie 'the rock' starred dwayne(the rock) in the lead role, you would have a poster with twice The rock on it. Just use normal names.And i know a lot of actors use different names but please no ice cube, 25 cent or something. There are a lot of good black actors out there. Wesley snipes if he's already returned from his vacation.
First, doesnt he have a normal name? Imagine the movie 'the rock' starred dwayne(the rock) in the lead role, you would have a poster with twice The rock on it. Just use normal names.And i know a lot of actors use different names but please no ice cube, 25 cent or something. There are a lot of good black actors out there. Wesley snipes if he's already returned from his vacation.
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4:46PM on 07/02/2009
What's up with people casting rappers? Can't find any other bad ass black actors or somethin'? Idris Elba is like the master. Jamie Foxx anyone? He's ripped like mad. And the people below that mentioned Terry C., great pick.

Well I liked Common in his short bit in Street Kings...
What's up with people casting rappers? Can't find any other bad ass black actors or somethin'? Idris Elba is like the master. Jamie Foxx anyone? He's ripped like mad. And the people below that mentioned Terry C., great pick.

Well I liked Common in his short bit in Street Kings...
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3:09PM on 07/02/2009
Honestly? This is Mr. T's replacement? Whats next, Zac Efron as Dutch in the (unnecessary) remake of Predator?
Honestly? This is Mr. T's replacement? Whats next, Zac Efron as Dutch in the (unnecessary) remake of Predator?
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3:00PM on 07/02/2009

omg!

Wow this news is just........ Wow! The Game?!!? Well I guess so much for the 'gritty' A-Team most of you were expecting. But When you think about it, the original TV series was just cheesy fun and personally from the start I didn't see this movie "happening" or breaking any box office records.

I suppose Joe Carnahan is doing a characterisation make over/overhaul of the A-Team. I still trust him, though.
Wow this news is just........ Wow! The Game?!!? Well I guess so much for the 'gritty' A-Team most of you were expecting. But When you think about it, the original TV series was just cheesy fun and personally from the start I didn't see this movie "happening" or breaking any box office records.

I suppose Joe Carnahan is doing a characterisation make over/overhaul of the A-Team. I still trust him, though.
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1:54PM on 07/02/2009

what???

It took one casting call to totally make me lose interest in this movie. Up until this I was 100% ready to see this movie. Now...well its going to have to have some amazing word of mouth when it comes out to get me into a theater. Or someone else better take up the role.

Might as well have given the role to a f-ing Waynes brother…
It took one casting call to totally make me lose interest in this movie. Up until this I was 100% ready to see this movie. Now...well its going to have to have some amazing word of mouth when it comes out to get me into a theater. Or someone else better take up the role.

Might as well have given the role to a f-ing Waynes brother…
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12:31PM on 07/02/2009

Out of all the rapper/actors...

Out of all the rapper/actors they could've chose, they picked the Game? That's just retarded. Ice Cube should've gotten that role.
Out of all the rapper/actors they could've chose, they picked the Game? That's just retarded. Ice Cube should've gotten that role.
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12:28PM on 07/02/2009
Ever since I heard Neeson was on board this thing has become a movie of interest for me. And I haven't even seen "Taken" yet. But Neeson's one of my favorite actors.

The only thing I saw Game in was "Street Kings," in what was a pretty thankless role that didn't make me think this guy was much of an actor. I'd be kinda intrigued if they picked anyone less campy than Mr. T for the role. And David Alan Grier would've definitely been inspired. God I miss that guy.
Ever since I heard Neeson was on board this thing has become a movie of interest for me. And I haven't even seen "Taken" yet. But Neeson's one of my favorite actors.

The only thing I saw Game in was "Street Kings," in what was a pretty thankless role that didn't make me think this guy was much of an actor. I'd be kinda intrigued if they picked anyone less campy than Mr. T for the role. And David Alan Grier would've definitely been inspired. God I miss that guy.
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12:19PM on 07/02/2009

Huh?

Is this suppose to be a spoof like GET SMART and STARSKY & HUTCH? I thought they were going full out actioner on this one.
Is this suppose to be a spoof like GET SMART and STARSKY & HUTCH? I thought they were going full out actioner on this one.
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11:24AM on 07/02/2009

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wait, what happened to Common playing Baracus? He would have been a much better choice.
wait, what happened to Common playing Baracus? He would have been a much better choice.
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10:14AM on 07/02/2009

Game Over

I was feeling this movie once I heard the Liam and Bradley were cast, and then this crap! This screams for a "C'mon Hollywood" piece for sure!
I was feeling this movie once I heard the Liam and Bradley were cast, and then this crap! This screams for a "C'mon Hollywood" piece for sure!
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9:42AM on 07/02/2009

W.H.A.C.K

Wow...thanks to this cast my hopes for this movie just hit the shits. So many better choices than this former male stripper.
Wow...thanks to this cast my hopes for this movie just hit the shits. So many better choices than this former male stripper.
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9:18AM on 07/02/2009
Net choked and double posted... GRRR!!!
Net choked and double posted... GRRR!!!
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9:16AM on 07/02/2009
No actor cast, I'll never watch this. Time to stick to people who ACT FOR A LIVING, instead of just reading the newest Rap magazine and going, "That one will do." There are plenty of actual ACTORS out there that could use the work, so enough with trolling the rap clubs.
No actor cast, I'll never watch this. Time to stick to people who ACT FOR A LIVING, instead of just reading the newest Rap magazine and going, "That one will do." There are plenty of actual ACTORS out there that could use the work, so enough with trolling the rap clubs.
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8:47AM on 07/02/2009

Terry Crews

Terry Crews would have been great :(
Everybody except the casting director can see that!
Terry Crews would have been great :(
Everybody except the casting director can see that!
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8:32AM on 07/02/2009
TERRY CREWS would've been perfect. He can act and he's a badass. The Game's face looks like shit in a shovel.
TERRY CREWS would've been perfect. He can act and he's a badass. The Game's face looks like shit in a shovel.
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8:32AM on 07/02/2009

Wow, lame....

Terry Crews, Tyrese Gibson, Michael Clark Duncan, or Ving Rhames would've all been inspired choices.

They'll probably set this in Iraq or Afghanistan instead of Vietnam but hopefully it'll be a dark, gritty, dramatic movie ala the "Miami Vice" movie.
Terry Crews, Tyrese Gibson, Michael Clark Duncan, or Ving Rhames would've all been inspired choices.

They'll probably set this in Iraq or Afghanistan instead of Vietnam but hopefully it'll be a dark, gritty, dramatic movie ala the "Miami Vice" movie.
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7:17AM on 07/02/2009

Blah

Costigan said it all.
Costigan said it all.
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4:37AM on 07/02/2009

Clearly not a rap fan

Well I agree that Game is no great actor, but he outshines 50 on the rap scene and is no wannabe to him..... When that is said... Please don't make more movies game... :)
Well I agree that Game is no great actor, but he outshines 50 on the rap scene and is no wannabe to him..... When that is said... Please don't make more movies game... :)
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4:33AM on 07/02/2009
Uh...you think the director of Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc and Smokin' Aces is going to deliver a camp'n crap filled sandwich like Get Smart and Starsky and [link]okay...?
Uh...you think the director of Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc and Smokin' Aces is going to deliver a camp'n crap filled sandwich like Get Smart and Starsky and [link]okay...?
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3:45AM on 07/02/2009

My demands

Loved the A-Team as a kid and I will see it when it comes out... on a few conditions:
1. Zero camp; I want the darkness and seriousness of 'Heat'.
2. Start it off in Vietnam.
3. Keep the useless News Chick out of the flick.
4. Cast Rainn Wilson as Howling Mad Murdock. I know, sounds bad but, look at this pic: [link] Now tell me he couldn't pull off a great crazy man. It could be his first non-comedic role.
5. Just to reiterate; Dark and serious.

I will gladly hand you my money if the
Loved the A-Team as a kid and I will see it when it comes out... on a few conditions:
1. Zero camp; I want the darkness and seriousness of 'Heat'.
2. Start it off in Vietnam.
3. Keep the useless News Chick out of the flick.
4. Cast Rainn Wilson as Howling Mad Murdock. I know, sounds bad but, look at this pic: [link] Now tell me he couldn't pull off a great crazy man. It could be his first non-comedic role.
5. Just to reiterate; Dark and serious.

I will gladly hand you my money if the above demands are met.
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3:28AM on 07/02/2009

For fuck's sake.

Now time to watch the inevitable overwhelming tsunami of negative posts roll in.

PS - We've been saying it for months. Get Terry Crews. 'Nuff said.
Now time to watch the inevitable overwhelming tsunami of negative posts roll in.

PS - We've been saying it for months. Get Terry Crews. 'Nuff said.
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