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Woody as Murdock?

01.14.2008

It's not Woody Allen, Woody Guthrie or Woody Woodpecker but Woody Harrelson that director John Singleton has in mind to star in THE A-TEAM. Singleton told Collider.com that he's got Harrelson in mind to star as Murdock in his adaptation of the classic 80s TV series. Singleton says the rumors you're hearing about his cast aren't true but that "the only person I want right now is...Woody Harrelson to play Murdock the guy who is crazy but hes kind of real smart, a jack of all trades." Singleton says he's the actor he "really, really wants" for his movie despite what you may have heard about Ice Cube starring as B.A. Baracus. It's inspired casting considering most studios wouldn't think of Woody Harrelson to lead their big-budget action flick, but it certainly makes sense. Going on to describe what his A-TEAM movie will be like, Singleton says it will be "no nonsense but with a humor, with action. You know what I mean, wall to wall kicking ass and talking shit." Hmmm, sounds like a day in the life of Mike Sampson. Singleton says he hopes to get filming started in the next couple months. For more on A-TEAM from Singleton, click here to read the full interview at Collider.com.

Extra Tidbit: The original Murdock, Dwight Schultz, voices the Green Goblin in the "Spider-Man" animated series.
Source: Collider

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9:32AM on 01/15/2008

CARREY

Can it be possible that Jim Carrey has based many of his crazy characters on HM Murdock? There are many similarities!
Can it be possible that Jim Carrey has based many of his crazy characters on HM Murdock? There are many similarities!
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6:33AM on 01/15/2008
If Harrelson would eventually play Murdock he'd do a good job I'm sure.
But I dare anyone to tell me that the best choice for Howlin' Mad Murdock isn't Jim Carrey.
Those guys even look alike.
If Harrelson would eventually play Murdock he'd do a good job I'm sure.
But I dare anyone to tell me that the best choice for Howlin' Mad Murdock isn't Jim Carrey.
Those guys even look alike.
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6:14AM on 01/15/2008

Awesome!

That's probably the best casting I've ever heard. I wouldn't have thunk it in a million years, but yeah - Woody IS Howlin' Mad Murdock! I hope he bites Singleton's line. I love how Singleton had it so thought out, and based on his interpretation of the Murdock character, I see good things coming here. He totally nailed the embodiment. Apparently he's taking the route of making the movie as realistic as possible - he even noted in an interview that in the TV show cars would flip and everyone
That's probably the best casting I've ever heard. I wouldn't have thunk it in a million years, but yeah - Woody IS Howlin' Mad Murdock! I hope he bites Singleton's line. I love how Singleton had it so thought out, and based on his interpretation of the Murdock character, I see good things coming here. He totally nailed the embodiment. Apparently he's taking the route of making the movie as realistic as possible - he even noted in an interview that in the TV show cars would flip and everyone would be okay -- and how he doesn't want his version like that.

brentage5000 - reread the article, man. Singleton said he only wants Woody so far. The Ice Cube thing is a rumor at this point. I'm with you though, Cube is a bit too short, IMO to play BA. Not that Mr. T is like a towering dude, but he had a presence that Ice Cube doesn't - he strikes me more of like someone I'd want to chill with, not some hard as nails military fugitive. i don't necessarily feel BA has to be an African-American, as long as they come across with the same persona as the original. Pissed off, but a kitten, yet someone you'd never want on your bad side. Hell, I think The Rock, Dwayne Robinson would pull it off fine -- However, I know there'll be a backlash if BA isn't a black dude. Whatever. Look at the IMDb boards when it was announced Mos Def would be staring in Hitchiker's Guide... as if an alien posing as a Brit can be white and only white.
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12:29AM on 01/15/2008
Well, Woody as Murdock is alright, but Ice Cube? That just doesn't sit right for some reason. Now, Michael Clarke Duncan, on the other hand...
Well, Woody as Murdock is alright, but Ice Cube? That just doesn't sit right for some reason. Now, Michael Clarke Duncan, on the other hand...
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9:54PM on 01/14/2008

This will suck so much!

I love Woody and I think he'd do a fine job with this role. I'm just bothered by the choice of director and some of the other casting. Singleton is a brilliant guy and it won't take someone THAT smart to make a very good A-Team movie. I just have a feeling that the whole thing won't play out like we all hope it will. I'm still hoping for the best though.
I love Woody and I think he'd do a fine job with this role. I'm just bothered by the choice of director and some of the other casting. Singleton is a brilliant guy and it won't take someone THAT smart to make a very good A-Team movie. I just have a feeling that the whole thing won't play out like we all hope it will. I'm still hoping for the best though.
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3:07PM on 01/14/2008
I for one wouldn't mind The Woodster playing Murdock...hell, he was pretty funny sometimes in Natural Born Killers.
I for one wouldn't mind The Woodster playing Murdock...hell, he was pretty funny sometimes in Natural Born Killers.
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2:53PM on 01/14/2008

POSSIBLE

I always envisioned Jim Carrey as H.M. Murdock but I think that Woody would do the character justice. Will people actually die or get hurt in this version of the A-Team?
I always envisioned Jim Carrey as H.M. Murdock but I think that Woody would do the character justice. Will people actually die or get hurt in this version of the A-Team?
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