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Liam Neeson As Hannibal in 'A-Team' Movie?

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Is Liam Neeson ready to get in the van with the A-Team? Word has it that the grieving actor is on the verge of signing onto his second film after the tragic death of wife Natasha Richardson, and yes, it’s a movie based on the mega-popular 80s show.

“Liam Neeson is in talks to star as Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith in the long-awaited movie version of the A-Team.

It will be a huge big screen return for the star, who’s still grieving the death of actress wife Natasha Richardson in a freak skiing accident in March.

The movie, based on the massively-popular 1980s TV series, is being produced by Ridley Scott and is slated for release in summer next year.”

Liam Neeson as Hannibal? I guess it works. I definitely think it sounds like a fun project to look forward to. Plus, you can pretty much rest assured that Liam’s two boys – Micheal,13, and Daniel Jack, 12 – would give him hell if he passed on it.

I’m getting excited just thinking about seeing an A-Team movie. I thought it would never happen, and with Ridley Scott directing, this could really be a classic. The only bummer is that it looks like there will be no BA Baracus:

“Apparently, the script keeps close to the show’s original premise of four war veterans wrongly convicted of armed robbery who’ve escaped jail to become hero mercenaries.

However, fans of the original Mr T-starring series will be up in arms at the news the makers are planning to get rid of the show’s camp elements and make it more of a slick action movie in a Mission Impossible-style.”

Good for Liam. It’s nice to see that he’s not letting his wife’s tragic passing keep him down too long.

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