October 27th, 2009
01:48 AM ET

Bradley Cooper: Liam Neeson is the man

Liam Neeson, fresh from his gritty, tough guy performance in "Taken," is tackling a very different kind of role in the upcoming big-screen version of "The A-Team." Neeson's usual screen persona is as serious as a triple coronary bypass, and I'm not quite sure I see him as the light, devil-may-care leader of the group, "Hannibal Smith," the role made famous by the late George Peppard.

But Bradley Cooper, who plays "Face" in the film, vouches for his new on-screen boss.

"We're filming it right now, and he's fantastic. I think that people are going to love his Hannibal. He certainly raises everybody's game when you do a scene with him. He's an incredible actor."

But what exactly is the tone of this thing? Serious? Funny?

"It's everything, you know, it's like, at its best, if we succeed in this movie, it'll toe the line of being both, which I think is the goal."

So Neeson's hitting the comedy notes?

"He's hitting notes I've never even heard of. Yeah, he's that good."

I love it when a plan comes together...

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Kyle

    Murdoch is in the movie. He's being played by the main actor from District 9. B.A. is being played by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

    October 27, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joel

    Who else is in this movie???

    Who's playing B A ???

    October 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debra R

    Love Neeson, however any remake that does NOT include Murdoch is going to be seriously flawed

    October 27, 2009 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. spur99

    Is it real or memorex there is nothing like the original even if it's television. The small screen these days is a lot better than the big screen and it is free.

    October 27, 2009 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |

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