After the commercial and critical success of Neil Blomkamp‘s District 9, it’s no surprise that actor Sharlto Copley has been thrust into the spotlight. According to BlackFilm, Copley has been offered a role in the big screen adaptation of The A-Team. At the moment the cast features Bradley Cooper as Faceman, Liam Neeson as Hannibal, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as B.A. Baracus.
According to a trusted source, Copley has been offered the role of H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdoch. The character was originally played on television by Dwight Schultz, who was known for his off the wall antics as the A-Team’s renegade pilot. At the moment there hasn’t been any confirmation on whether or not Copley has accepted the role.
If this speculation is true, which I hope it is, Copley would be a great choice for this part. He doesn’t have a huge Hollywood persona that would overshadow his character, and he would blend in with the rest of the cast. He actually favors Murdoch in the looks department, and hair and make up could definitely amp that up. His biggest obstacle would be whether or not he could pull off the comedic aspect of such a unconventional character.
Murdoch is the last piece of the puzzle, and we need to get him cast asap. The A-Team is directed by Joe Carnahan, slated for release on June 11, 2010.
Do you think Sharlto Copley would make a good Murdoch?