In the ’80s, the TV series lots of people hated to love and others loved to hate was that oddity called The A-Team. Remember George Peppard playing the colonel with the stogie, and The Face, and the jewel-encrusted Mr. T? And then, of course, there was everyone’s foil, Murdock.
Well, as with all TV series that generate a following, Hollywood had to make a movie out of the series. And it’s just been released. The new A-Team stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper (the latest movie heartthrob plays, of course, The Face), and Sharlto Copley as Murdock. Yes, that would be the Copley who starred as Wikus van der Merwe in District 9.
Copley joins a very elite group of actors who have gone from total unknowndom to a major Hollywood movie. Let’s see if he plays an American in a caper movie as well as he played a bumbling hero in a kind of South African one. Welcome back, Van der Merwe!