Director John Singleton is gearing up to direct a bigscreen version of 1980s TV series “The A-Team” and talking about the casting possibilities all over town.
Twentieth Century Fox is in early talks with the helmer to resuscitate the gang, but the studio said no deal is in place, and the project is not envisioned as a pre-SAG/DGA strike affair.
Ice Cube, who starred in Singleton’s debut, “Boyz N the Hood,” has been rumored as a potential B.A. Baracas (played by Mr. T in the NBC series), but Fox denied that possibility.
Latest incarnation, penned by Jayson Rothwell, revolves around a group of Iraq vets wanted by the U.S. military for a crime they didn’t commit. Their adventures combine helping the innocent while running from the law. Story has been given a modern twist by involving oil tycoons and laser technology.