News: 50 Cent To Take On The Game For "A-Team" Movie Role [Video]

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 1:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent has reportedly auditioned for the same upcoming A-Team movie role his rival The Game has said he was looking to score.

While 50 has yet to confirm the audition, television personality Wendy Williams broke the news via her daily television show this week.

"50 Cent recently auditioned for the role of 'B.A. Baracus,' that was Mr. T, in the upcoming A-Team movie. I think he's jumped the shark. Here's what I think, Ice Cube has been talking about this for the longest time -- if you don't get Ice Cube to play 'B.A. Baracus' then you might as well shut down production...Now I understand our friend, the rapper, The Game auditioned but 50, it's just not you. You don't need that paycheck..." ("The Wendy Williams Show")

Last month, Game said he was working out to prepare for the forthcoming movie project.

"JUST WOKE UP FROM A MUCH NEEDED NAP," he wrote Wednesday (July 8). "WORKIN OUT TWICE A DAY TO GET READY FOR THIS A-TEAM MOVIE ! LAMBORGHINI TOUR DAY 2 BLOG IN 1HR. LOCK IN." (The Game's Twitter)

A report from ESPN has said UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson landed the role this week.

If you can believe the UK's notoriously gossipy Sun newspaper, UFC light heavyweight attraction Quinton Jackson has just been cast in the "A-Team" reboot from director Joe Carnahan and writer Michael Brandt. As of this writing, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, a participating producer on the film, could not confirm the news to ESPN.com. (ESPN)

Reports landed online in early July which confirmed casting reports involving Game.

While casting is underway for the big screen adaptation on the long running TV series, "The A-Team," Blackfilm.com has exclusively learned that rapper The Game is being considered for the role of 'B.A Baracus,' which was originated by Mr. T on the television show. Online buzz has it that the role was going to another rapper-turned-actor, Common, but with his recent casting opposite Queen Latifah in Just Wright, he may not finish filming before The A-Team gets rolling in August. Other possible candidates have included Ice Cube and mixed martial arts fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Interesting enough, both Common and The Game appeared in the same film last year, Street Kings. The Game made his film debut opposite Tyrese Gibson in Waist Deep. (Black Film)

The film's producers and director were confirmed earlier this year.

The studio has set Joe Carnahan to direct and Ridley Scott to produce, with Tony Scott executive producing through their Scott Free banner. Also producing are Jules Daly and Stephen J. Cannell, the latter of whom created the original TV series. Carnahan will team with Brian Bloom to polish a script by Skip Woods. The intention is to start production by June for a June 11, 2010, release. (Coming Soon)

Check out Wendy Williams speaking on 50 Cent's audition below:

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