District 9′s Sharlto Copley as The A-Team’s Murdock?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm,

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On Monday Screen Rant reported that the film adaptation of The A-Team had finally decided on who was to play the infamous role of B.A. Baracus, a character made famous by everyone’s favorite Mr. T.

The character was confirmed to be played by MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, becoming the third member of the team officially cast out of four. The other two of course being Liam Neeson as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith and Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck.

Now it seems, they might have finally chosen the man who play H.M “Howling Mad” Murdock… District 9′s Sharlto Copley?

According to an inside source of our friend Wilson Morales of BlackFilm.com, he’s exclusively discovered who may be playing Murdock in The A-Team, rounding out the cast of the titular team of soldiers of fortune.

According to the source, Copley has been offered the role but there’s no confirmation yet as to whether or not he’s accepted. How can he not though – this is chance to go forward as a star actor after just one performance. I thought he did great in District 9 and I’m all for him playing this role as well.

Too bad he can’t take that Prawn body-exploding weapon (pictured above) from D-9 with him into The A-Team…

Whosoever in charge of casting is sure paying attention to this year’s popular summer films and upcoming actors. Cooper finally hit it mainstream with his lead role in one of the year’s best comedies, The Hangover, and the first-time-actor Sharlto Copley was of course the star of the very cool District 9.

What do you think of Copley playing Murdock, and the team so far?

The A-Team is scheduled to hit theaters next summer, June 11, 2010 with its 6-week shoot beginning soon.

Source: BlackFilm

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  1. good choice.

  2. hes a very good actor and was amazing in district 9, but i dont think hes right for this role.

  3. Too bad Steve Buschemi wasn’t younger, he would be PERFECT as Murdock. As for Coley, I am not sure. He was pretty good in D-9, but I hope that he doesn’t really have that thick accent if he’s going to be in The A-Team. They’re SUPPOSED to be Americans, so I hope he can lose the South African accent for that. I still think Woody Harrelson would have made a great Murdock, too.

  4. This is a pretty credible rumor… Copley recently said in a South African interview that he was in negotiations for a movie filming in Vancouver, to be released in summer, and where he would not be using a South African accent. Also, find the short film “Hellweek” (it’s on the Internets somewhere) where he plays an American drill sargeant. He is very funny, and looks good with a buzzcut and a green beret.

  5. Andy: The accent Copley used in D9 wasn’t his real accent. In the movie he played an Afrikaner, whereas he’s really of the English-speaking population. We have much less thick accents.

  6. A-Team, another reboot I have no interest in,,,

  7. I would actually go see this film if he’s in it! This is great news that I hope comes into fruition…

  8. the only version of the A team im interested in seeing is the family guy one.


  9. Great choice! Copley will be brilliant as Murdock as he will definitely be able to pull off the eccentric character well. And btw, not many people know that accents and offbeat impersonations happen to be one of his specialties, so I have no doubt he’ll do an American accent very well. In district 9 he portrayed an Afrikaans speaking South African, and excelled at that.
    look forward to seeing the A team on the Big screen!

  10. Sharlto would be great. Also, regarding the accent, it is a very strong “Afrikaanse” accent which not even all Afrikaners have,most are fully bilingual. Agreed, the English-speaking population sounds slightly more British even neutral, so I think the transition should be just fine for him.

  11. This is fokkin cool for him. Note to all Americans and Brits. The Afrikaans translation of the f-word is “fok” not “fook” and it’s literally pronounced and spelt like “fork” but without the “r”. heh heh

  12. He's PERFECT for the role. Never seen this actor until DISTRICT 9. He's fantastic!! He will do a perfect Murdock

  13. He's PERFECT for the role. Never seen this actor until DISTRICT 9. He's fantastic!! He will do a perfect Murdock