Fresh off The Hangover‘s now-confirmed number one box office weekend, Brad Cooper is “officially in talks” to join the A-Team movie.
Star Bradley Cooper is in official talks to step into the role of Face for Fox’s feature adaptation of “The A-Team.” Cooper had been rumored for some time to play the dashing Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, part of a group of framed, on-the-run war vets who get into adventures while evading the military [I smell a ripped-from-the-headlines Blackwater tie in]. The big-budget project, being directed by Joe Carnahan (“Smokin’ Aces”) from a screenplay by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (“Wanted”), already has a June 11, 2010, release date. Ridley and Tony Scott are producing. [THR]
An A-Team movie from Fox? DON’T DO IT, BRAD. It was a dumb show to begin with, and as a rule, things don’t get smarter when Fox gets involved, they just get monkey poop thrown at them. And Cooper should be paying Zach Galifianakis royalties for all future parts won on the strength of The Hangover because it was basically the Zach Galifianakis show. But eh, Cooper seems like a cool guy. So good for you, Ringo.