News: 50 Cent & The Game Reportedly Lose Out On "A-Team" Remake
Monday, Sep 21, 2009 11:55AM
50 Cent and The Game have reportedly lost out on the B.A. Baracus role in the upcoming A-Team re-make to Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Footage from the film's movie set and a list of confirmed actors for the film landed online over the weekend.
The cast is all but set as the modern day A-Team will follow a group of Iraq War veterans (changed from Vietnam) who are trying to clear their name with the U.S. military. They were arrested for committing a crime for which they were framed, and break out of a maximum-security stockade to clear their name. Cast includes Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and of course Rampage Jackson as B.A. Baracus. More cast announcements coming soon. For those A-Team history buffs...no worries...the famed A-Team van looks pretty much untouched in comparison to the TV series. (Woooha)
Television personality Wendy Williams broke the news about 50 Cent's pursuit for a role in the film last month.
"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")
Over the summer, 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)
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)
No further information has been announced as of now.
Check out Wendy Williams speaking on 50 Cent's audition below: