Well if the guys making the big-screen version of “The A-Team” have their way, anyway. At least, according to BlackFilm, who says that they’ve learned that the Powers That Be behind the movie have extended an offer to “District 9” star Sharlto Copley to come onboard their little movie and play the role of Howling Mad Murdock, the crazy white cracker originally played by the delightfully wonderful Dwight Schultz.
Of course, the key word here is “offered” the role, and it’s just one site claiming to have an exclusive on it. Keep in mind, though, that the same site also recently claimed to have gotten inside information that said rapper The Game had the inside track on the role of B.A. Baracus. That proved false when we recently learned that UFC fighter Rampage Jackson had been given permission to pity the fool.
Then again, it would make sense for Copley to take the role. It would be his entry into the American film market with a not-too-big role, that would allow for an easier transition. The movie wouldn’t be on his shoulders, and he could go nuts with the Murdock role. It’s a potentially great role for anyone who can let loose and, literally, just go crazy.
“The A-Team” will be directed by Joe Carnahan of “Smokin’ Aces” fame, and will star Liam Neeson as tough guy mastermind Hannibal, Bradley Cooper as the handsome faceman, Rampage Jackson as the fool pitying B.A. Baracus, and now … Sharlto Copley as Mad Murdock?