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A- Team Movie Stills from producer/writer Stephen Cannell

Posted by iusbvision on October 13, 2009

I received an email from Stephen Cannell this morning with some stills of the new A-team Movie.  Cannell’s  hits include The Rockford Files, Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Hunter, Riptide, Hardcastle & McCormick, 21 Jump Street, Wiseguy, The Commish, Profit, and the hit syndicated shows, Renegade and Silk Stalkings.

Cannell has an incredible story of how he was neglected by the education system as a whole which I hope to get him to tell his story for my upcoming book.

Back to The A-Team.  It will be interesting to see if Liam Neeson call pull off Hannibal. The expectations are high. It will be interesting to see if Bradley Cooper can pull off a convincing ‘Face’. Faceman is more than just a smooth character. Dirk Benedict played Faceman with a great deal of nuance that will not be easy to live up to. There are some roles that an actor was born to play and no one else can quite live up to. Of course no where is that more obvious than in the character of H.M. Murdoch. Dwight Schultz, who played Murdoch in the original series, is widely recognized as one of the most gifted actors to ever grace the screen and most actors who are familiar with Schultz will tell you that.

The pressure on  Sharlto Copley to come close to living up to this role is enormous and that concerns me, both for the A-Team legacy and for Copley’s career. While no one expects Copley to be able to match Schultz’s performance the trick will be to at least to play the role well enough to get in the same zip code as Schultz.

Most IUSB students are too young to have experienced the genius of Dwight Schultz so I included a few samples.

The following is a music video from the series Touched by an Angel featuring Dwight Schultz.

Sharlto Copley has big shoes to fill and we wish him well.

Stephen Cannell:

Check out these behind-the-scenes pics of Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton Jackson and Liam Neeson on the set of “The A-Team” movie.


One Response to “A- Team Movie Stills from producer/writer Stephen Cannell”

  1. Danish said

    The A-Team is essentially that one scene for two hours. Sure there’s some talky scenes and some flirty scenes and some other scenes I don’t remember, but this film is wall-to-wall over- the-top summer action.

    People know this movie from the TV series with the same title, Honestly, I have put The A-Team on my calendar for watchlist, would like to know the story and cast performance specially Liam Neeson and the sexy one, really I want to watch watch The A-team 2010.

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