First (Good) Look At The A-Team?

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Yesterday, Entertainment Tonight did a behind-the-scenes report on the upcoming TV show-turned-movie The A-Team. The footage was mostly uninteresting fluff but there was a quick glimpse of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson acting like “B.A.” Baracus. It was slightly cringe-worthy but I think it wasn’t a true take and only represented a rehearsal moment. However, it did give fans a chance to see what B.A. will look like, because up to now, we’ve only gotten paparazzi pictures.

As you can see from the above header, that may no longer be the case. Courtesy of Peter Sciretta at /Film, we have what COULD BE the first true look at all four members of The A-Team. Sciretta points us to /Film reader, Dr. Malo, and his website, which is all in Spanish but thanks to iGoogle Translator, we find out Malo reportedly got the pic from Fox Chile.

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Is it real or fake? Hard to say with any certainty since it was first released to a Spanish website via the Spanish-arm of Fox instead of a Canadian or American site, which makes it a tad odd, but just like a model on the cover of Playboy, real or fake this photo has definitely seen some serious airbrush and Photoshop time. That’s not a complaint, just an observation. The work on this picture is extraordinary and the artist(s) are to be commended.  The work on Liam Neeson, in particular, is extremely impressive.

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The New A-Team (Clockwise): Hannibal (Liam Neeson), Faceman (Bradley Cooper), "Howling Mad" Murdock (Sharlto Copley), "B.A. Baracus" (Quinton Jackson)

Talking to Screen Rant editor Kofi Outlaw about the picture he said this:

“It actually makes (me at least) believe that these guys can tackle these roles while putting their own fresh spins on them.”

You know what, I agree with him wholeheartedly. There was never any doubt about the casting of Liam Neeson as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith or Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck. Even the casting of District 9‘s Sharlto Copley as Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock was never really doubted. The only remaining question mark was the casting of MMA fighter-turned-actor Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic “B.A.” Baracus but this picture helps him take one step closer to solidifying his place in the film.

That is, of course, if the movie ends up being a true representation of The A-Team crew.

Filming has been going on in Vancouver for a couple of weeks now, with Narc‘s Joe Carnahan firmly at the helm and with a release date only a handful of months away, we should get a teaser trailer shortly.

What do you think about the newly released A-Team group photo: fake, not fake or just cool?

The A-Team shoots up the screen June 11th, 2010.

Source: /Film

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  1. their poses would indicate that this picture is real

  2. OK, I guess if the movie is this far into development, I’m game:P
    Looking better than I originally thought.

  3. Looks good. Hope it is.

  4. Thoughts:

    Cooper looks great, but it isn’t real hard to be Face IMO…

    Don’t know why people made so much of that dumb paparazzi pic of Jackson, as if he’s not going to be fit in this movie. He’ll do fine.

    Glad to see they “dorked up” Copley a bit for this… because seeing him and Cooper together I sometimes have trouble telling who is supposed to be playing the heartthrob and who is supposed to be playing the weirdo.

    Liam Neeson? Never had any doubt, don’t have any doubts now, though I wonder if that is a “stunt crotch” photoshopped in there. If not… whoah.

  5. PS, these are obviously individual publicity shots some poor slob was ordered to shop together.

  6. Is it just me or does Liam Neeson look really different than usual in this picture?

  7. Neeson doesn’t usually look scruffy, with a cigar stuck in his mouth and blonde hair. :-P

    Vic

  8. Cool. Cooper looks like he is channeling Christian Slater though… (shudders)

    Liam Neesom – Good enought to train Batman, Obi-Wan, and now lead the A-Team! :D

  9. OOps, Neeson, Not Nessom. fat fingers…

  10. I’ll be surprised if it’s greater than a 3 star show. Critics will be looking real close at Quinton’s performance because no matter how many have faith in him or how good his “A” game is, He’s still a relatively fresh meat neophyte. I suspect little dialog but a sufficient showing in stunts from him. Look out for the flying bad guys. Neeson and Copley will do the real heavy lifting, they will definitely shine if anyone does. It’s hard for me to place Cooper in Dirk Benedict’s place. He seems like a safer bet than Copley based on his experience. Guess I’ll just have to see who wants it more…

  11. nope as much as a like the a-team i still think it shoud be left alone and i think the film will suck

  12. Hmm looks A-Team-ish

  13. Geez..looking at the group shot on the top I thought Neeson was George Peppard!! Good casting for three of the four and time will tell on the fourth…

  14. I agree with Morgan, these are individual shots hastily slapped together.

    I mean, Cooper looks giant in this, even bigger than Neeson, who’s got a good 3 or 4 inches on him.

    But they all look great. I’m now very excited for this.

  15. Need to see a trailer but, WOW Neeson, looks just like Peppard in that shot… It seems like his acting range has no bounds.

  16. I like Neeson, and have been a fan of Rampage since Pride, but sometimes I wonder what this crew would look like with Mel Gibson as Hannibal and Michael Jai White as B.A.

    This is really hype!

  17. I grew up on this show so I am interested to see how it will play out on the BIG SCREEN! I had heard that they orginally wanted Mel Gibson to play Hannibal, but because of all the things that were going on in Gibson life at the time they elected to go with Neesom. Where is B.A.’s gold????? God speed and happy trails….

    P.S.
    I didn’t know they were looking to Michael Jai White to play B.A. Hmm interesting, Spawn and Universal Soldier as B.A. Baracus, might have been a good choice?!

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