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Neeson 'in talks for A-Team film'

Liam Neeson
The star is in talks to play Hannibal in the film

Actor Liam Neeson is in talks to star in the big-screen version of classic TV show The A-Team, according to reports.

The 57-year-old is in negotiations to star as John "Hannibal" Smith, the role made famous by the late George Peppard, industry newspaper Variety said.

It also reported that The Hangover star Bradley Cooper was also involved in talks to star in the film as womanising Templeton "Faceman" Peck.

Production is due to begin on the film in August for a June 2010 release.

The other two remaining roles of "Howling Mad" Murdock and "BA" Baracus have still yet to be cast.

However US rapper and Terminator Salvation star Common has been rumoured to be in talks to star in the the role that made Mr T an 80s icon.

Tony and Ridley Scott are producing the film, which will stick to the TV show's premise of four war veterans wrongly convicted of armed robbery who escape from a military prison to become do-gooder mercenaries.

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