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Cooper is Face Man!

06.08.2009

Let's see if I track this correctly. First there was a rumor that Bradley Cooper was in line to play smooth talker Templeton "Face Man" Peck in Joe Carnahan's feature of THE A-TEAM. That rumor was then denied by Cooper as a comment taken out of context. Now comes the trade break that Cooper is indeed in talks to play Dirk Benedict's most famous non-Starbuck role.

Was Cooper merely downplaying a leak before his contract ink was dry (and his fame solidified by THE HANGOVER's success)? Or did the rumor actually prompt his association with the project?

Who knows, who cares. It's official now, and while he's the first name to actually be announced, Carnahan's SMOKIN' ACES actor Common has been commonly (ahem) linked to the role/gold chains/fists of B.A. Baracus. Humanoids to fit characters Hannibal Smith and "Howlin' Mad" Murdock are also being sought.

Carnahan's flick is, of course, an update of the 1980s TV series about a team of former Special Forces soldiers turned hired heroes who protect innocents for cold cash while constantly running from the authorities for "crimes they didn't commit".

Extra Tidbit: I recall a tidbit a couple years back when I pondered the mystery of why Cooper wasn't a star. Guess it just took a little time. And a $45 million opening.
Source: THR

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4:30AM on 06/10/2009
Actually Mel Gibson would make a better Murdock.
Actually Mel Gibson would make a better Murdock.
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7:09PM on 06/09/2009
If it hits the trades, it's 95% reliable. And longer headlines don't fit on the sidebar. Relax. It's only a movie.
If it hits the trades, it's 95% reliable. And longer headlines don't fit on the sidebar. Relax. It's only a movie.
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3:09PM on 06/09/2009
DAVE DAVIS - the article says he IS IN TALKS to play the role. The headline for this JoBlo post reads COOPER IS FACE MAN.

He is not. That is not the facts of the article. What is wrong with reporting THE TRUTH!

JoBlo.com keeps going downhill...
DAVE DAVIS - the article says he IS IN TALKS to play the role. The headline for this JoBlo post reads COOPER IS FACE MAN.

He is not. That is not the facts of the article. What is wrong with reporting THE TRUTH!

JoBlo.com keeps going downhill...
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4:39AM on 06/09/2009

Terry Crews!!!

I couldn't think of anyone but Mr T in the role of BA - until I read your posts. Terry Crews is right on the money! Fingers crossed.

And I hope it's Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis for Hannibal. Actually, I think Mel would be perfect. He's got that "on the jazz" vibe about him.
I couldn't think of anyone but Mr T in the role of BA - until I read your posts. Terry Crews is right on the money! Fingers crossed.

And I hope it's Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis for Hannibal. Actually, I think Mel would be perfect. He's got that "on the jazz" vibe about him.
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3:16AM on 06/09/2009
Congrats to Cooper, he seems like a chill guy who deserves it. He's worked hard enough, I just hope the fame won't get to his head.

Once again, I am in complete agreement about Terry Crews. Thought Common was a decent rapper-turned-actor until T4, keep him away from the Mr. T role, PLEASE!
Congrats to Cooper, he seems like a chill guy who deserves it. He's worked hard enough, I just hope the fame won't get to his head.

Once again, I am in complete agreement about Terry Crews. Thought Common was a decent rapper-turned-actor until T4, keep him away from the Mr. T role, PLEASE!
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2:13AM on 06/09/2009

Terry Crews Perfect Guy MR T

terry Crews Is the man, please cast him common can't act
terry Crews Is the man, please cast him common can't act
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1:51AM on 06/09/2009
Well, I am not convinced he is a star. Zatch Galifianakis was the star for me, and Ken Jeong, and maybe even Ed Helms. I'm open to seeing him in other things, but he didn't MAKE The Hangover, as much as I loved it.
Well, I am not convinced he is a star. Zatch Galifianakis was the star for me, and Ken Jeong, and maybe even Ed Helms. I'm open to seeing him in other things, but he didn't MAKE The Hangover, as much as I loved it.
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1:44AM on 06/09/2009
Next week we'll see an article by Dirk Benedict bitching about how this "Face Man" is really a "Face Wo-man" If you get this joke, you win.
Next week we'll see an article by Dirk Benedict bitching about how this "Face Man" is really a "Face Wo-man" If you get this joke, you win.
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12:39AM on 06/09/2009

GREATTTTTTT!

drc5145 is on the ball with Terry Crews. Please not Common. He is way too bland for this role. One of the few things I didn't like in TS this year.
However I do dig Common's 'The Light' and 'Ghetto Heaven". Both superb tracks. I just hope the film will be an ensemble flick and not one man killing machine........ :)))
drc5145 is on the ball with Terry Crews. Please not Common. He is way too bland for this role. One of the few things I didn't like in TS this year.
However I do dig Common's 'The Light' and 'Ghetto Heaven". Both superb tracks. I just hope the film will be an ensemble flick and not one man killing machine........ :)))
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11:20PM on 06/08/2009
I've only seen like maybe a part of an episode or two, but I am curious, with Carnahan at the helm, how much will this thing aim to evoke the cheesiness of the original show. Cuz if you take the bare bones of the plot, it sounds pretty badass, but the show is hardly engaging for me.

I guess, as a Carnahan fan, I'm also thinking there have been precious few TV show-to-movie adaptations that really were able to transcend their source material (the very best being "The Untouchables" and "The
I've only seen like maybe a part of an episode or two, but I am curious, with Carnahan at the helm, how much will this thing aim to evoke the cheesiness of the original show. Cuz if you take the bare bones of the plot, it sounds pretty badass, but the show is hardly engaging for me.

I guess, as a Carnahan fan, I'm also thinking there have been precious few TV show-to-movie adaptations that really were able to transcend their source material (the very best being "The Untouchables" and "The Fugitive," but they also were pretty damn good TV shows).
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10:47PM on 06/08/2009
Sounds neat.

I still think Terry Crews is a better fit for B.A. Baracus.
Sounds neat.

I still think Terry Crews is a better fit for B.A. Baracus.
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10:47PM on 06/08/2009
Double post.
Double post.
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