South African filmmaker turned “District 9” lead actor Sharlto Copley has apparently been offered the role of Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock in Fox’s upcoming “The A-Team” feature film reports Blackfilm.
If true and accepted, Copley would take on the role made famous by Dwight Schultz in the 80’s series. In that he was a highly skilled helicopter pilot who was officially declared mentally unstable and spent much of the series residing in a psychiatric hospital (though its hinted more than once his insanity is a ruse).
Copley would join the already confirmed Liam Neeson (John “Hannibal” Smith), Bradley Cooper (Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck) and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Sgt. “B.A.” Baracus) in the Joe Carnahan-directed adaptation.
Shooting is already underway in Vancouver for release next Summer.