‘Rampage’ Jackson to Play B.A. Baracus


Three-fourths of the cast for the upcoming “A-Team” movie has now been filled out with the addition of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus.

The role, made famous by Mr. T on the show which ran from 1983 to 1987, was considered the most difficult role to cast.

Jackson joins Bradley Cooper, who will play Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, and Liam Neeson, who will portray Col. John “Hannibal” Smith.

Yet to be cast is “Howling Mad” Murdock. Rumored contenders have included Chris Pine, Jim Carrey, Sharlto Copley and Woody Harrelson.

The movie — currently slated to hit theaters June 11, 2010 — is being directed by Joe Carnahan. According to IMDb, the movie’s plot is as follows: A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

Jackson has been rumored to be a top contender for B.A. Baracus for quite some time. In fact, the former UFC champ appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” 15 months ago and discussed his interest in the role.

The relevant part starts at the 4:39 mark in the video below. You will get to hear Jackson’s rendition of “I pity da fool” and see a picture the show’s staff created to show how Jackson would look as B.A. Baracus (if B.A. looked exactly like he did on the TV show, which is doubtful).

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  1. Vanna #

    I enjoyed the “A Team” on TV all those years ago. I guess it is true, “what is old is new again”. I hope the movie is as fun and entertaining as the original. The perfect mix of actors in a show like this is as important as the storyline. I hope they get both right. “B.A.” huh, shouldn’t his chain be gold? 😉

  2. 2

    The picture I used was for UFC. When he makes the movie, he can upgrade to a gold chain. 🙂

  3. Kent #

    Wow. Looks like perfect casting. Can he act?

  4. 4

    Rampage is perfect to play that Mr. T role for the A-Team! Luv that guy!

    One more thing, I saw your comment regarding thumbnails. Your site looks fantastic! Would you mind helping me with the how-to details? Your pics are perfectly centered – mine are not.


  5. Alexis #

    Great choice

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