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Ice Cube as Baracus?

01.08.2008
We got the news before the holidays that John Singleton was resurrecting the action-cheese TV series THE A-TEAM for the big screen. Is he bringing one of his boyz (from the Hood) along for the update?

The immediate assumption was that singer-actor Tyrese Gibson would be joining the director once more as the mercenary group's muscular enforcer B.A. Baracus, but now Blackfilm gets the impression that rapper-actor Ice Cube wants to wear the heavy gold, needless weightlifting belt and iconic hairstyle. Even more to the point, it seems as though Mr. Cube has actually discussed the possibility: "They want me to do it if all the business works out right. I was a fan as a kid and that would be, not a dream come true, but it's definitely a good thing to do and I would put it on my resume for sure." Maybe to replace some of the less praiseworthy selections currently occupying his filmography.

The increasingly (and disturbingly) family-friendly former cap-bustin' hip-hop pioneer says he won't do his best Mr. T impersonation but would make it more cubish: "I wouldn't try to duplicate what Mr. T did, but I will have the same impact on you when you were little watching the TV show. I'm going to bring my own flavor to it and I am going to do the mohawk." Interesting to note that a recent draft (which was a bit rubbish) pegged the character as a 22-year-old, so perhaps Singleton will pull down a page-one rewrite whenever the strike ends.
Extra Tidbit: The Cubeless N.W.A. dissed their former member on the 1991 album Niggaz4Life with a track called "Message to B.A."
Source: Blackfilm

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7:22AM on 01/10/2008

Sick of Ice Cube

He gets way too many roles for a guy with so little talent that peaked with FRIDAY! Oh, and he's a fat bastard! The best casting would have Duncan in the role with Jim Carey as Murdoch, Jared Leto as face and Bruce Willis as Hannibal. 'Nuff said.
He gets way too many roles for a guy with so little talent that peaked with FRIDAY! Oh, and he's a fat bastard! The best casting would have Duncan in the role with Jim Carey as Murdoch, Jared Leto as face and Bruce Willis as Hannibal. 'Nuff said.
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7:17AM on 01/10/2008

Sick of Ice Cube

He gets way too many roles for a guy with so little talent that peaked with FRIDAY! The best casting would have Duncan in the role with Jim Carey as Murdoch, Jared Leto as face and Bruce Willis as Hannibal. 'Nuff said.
He gets way too many roles for a guy with so little talent that peaked with FRIDAY! The best casting would have Duncan in the role with Jim Carey as Murdoch, Jared Leto as face and Bruce Willis as Hannibal. 'Nuff said.
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7:04PM on 01/09/2008

Seymour, klagdavid, those are all good actors...HOWEVER:

-Michael Clarke Duncan lost a HELLUVA LOT of weight since Sin City.
-Ving Rhames is a great choice but he's only about 5'8...despite what IMDB says (forgot where I heard it, but I swear it's true so don't come after me).
-Terry Crews is an awesome choice...if he could just work on his dramatic side first. Maybe do one or two movies where the role doesn't require him to be funny, and he could pull off a good B.A.
-Erik King would make a great choice as B.A. as well, however, to me (and maybe
-Michael Clarke Duncan lost a HELLUVA LOT of weight since Sin City.
-Ving Rhames is a great choice but he's only about 5'8...despite what IMDB says (forgot where I heard it, but I swear it's true so don't come after me).
-Terry Crews is an awesome choice...if he could just work on his dramatic side first. Maybe do one or two movies where the role doesn't require him to be funny, and he could pull off a good B.A.
-Erik King would make a great choice as B.A. as well, however, to me (and maybe it was him on Dexter), he just seems a little too menacing.

NOW FOR THE TYRESE THEORY: Bad aim from criminals or not, he'd be dead within the first 15 minutes. Strike that; Bad guys would laugh at him, then gun him down.

AND FINALLY THE "DOUGHBOY" POSSIBLITY: That dude hit the self-destruct button on a fairly good career after Next Friday as far as I'm concerned (although Barber Shop was pretty good), and I don't think he has any business touching a franchise as sacred (and admittedly cheesy) as The A-Team until he starts doing better roles in better movies.

BTW, HBK...Bob Sapp or better yet, any relative unknown to film would be a great choice to play B.A.
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8:53AM on 01/09/2008

EH?

Can't we get someone who's actually kind of a big dood? LIKE BOB SAPP!!?@?
Can't we get someone who's actually kind of a big dood? LIKE BOB SAPP!!?@?
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7:36AM on 01/09/2008

SAY WHAT?

How can a five foot nothing chubby guy be BA? No way dudes and dudettes! We need to see someone like Ving Rhames, Terry Crews or Michael Clarke Duncan play him. Secondly,
Ice Cube can't act his way out of a paper bag! He should just keep making crappy movies and leave this one a lone!
How can a five foot nothing chubby guy be BA? No way dudes and dudettes! We need to see someone like Ving Rhames, Terry Crews or Michael Clarke Duncan play him. Secondly,
Ice Cube can't act his way out of a paper bag! He should just keep making crappy movies and leave this one a lone!
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5:00AM on 01/09/2008
dammit, get the guy who played Doakes in 'Dexter' (Erik King)!
dammit, get the guy who played Doakes in 'Dexter' (Erik King)!
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9:43PM on 01/08/2008
I pity da fool who think it be a good idea to do an A-Team movie without Mr. T!
I pity da fool who think it be a good idea to do an A-Team movie without Mr. T!
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9:37PM on 01/08/2008
in this movie are they actually gonna hit someone when they shoot guns? haha. in the show they shot sooo many bullets and hit jack shit
in this movie are they actually gonna hit someone when they shoot guns? haha. in the show they shot sooo many bullets and hit jack shit
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