Jessica Biel joining The A-Team

And Sharlto Copley's confirmed as Murdockā€¦

Jessica Biel is locking in a deal to play a surprising role in the new A-Team film - the general chasing the heroes down.

Yes, according to Variety, she's signing on as a former lover of Bradley Cooper's Face, and the woman tracking the former special ops team-turned-do-gooding mercenaries.

One of those mercenary types is Captain HM "Howlin' Mad Murdock, the pilot of the team and a man driven to weird flights of fantasy and playing strange characters.

As has been rumoured by the team at Blackfilm, he'll likely be played by District 9's Sharlto Copley, who is now in final negotiations to join Copper, Liam Neeson as team leader  John "Hannibal" Smith and fighter Quinton "Rampage" Johnson as BA Baracus.

Biel's taking on a role played by blokes in the TV show is an intriguing one - we just hope her connection to Face won't be played for some turgid relationship drama a la GI Joe's Baroness.

Joe Carnahan is about to kick off directing the film in Vancouver, with the plot apparently carrying a more serious tone than the fun TV series…

[Source: Variety]

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    • agentblackacid

      Sep 16th 2009, 10:28

      "we just hope her connection to Face won't be played for some turgid relationship drama a la GI Joe's Baroness" - Don't hold your breath... looks like a nailed on plot cliche to me.

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    • anonymaton

      Sep 24th 2009, 6:48

      Ms. Biel's involvement in the film has been kept close to the chests of the producers; although her name has appeared on some cutsheets, her role has yet to be listed. Although it is easy for us to draw our conclusions based on knowledge of the previous series, the fact that it has wierdly been made a guarded thing gives one pause to wonder....

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