Original Faceman To Make Cameo in Carnahan's A-Team

By Eric Eisenberg 2009-11-27 09:22:14discussion comments
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It's always sad when when the crew behind the new TV project tries to get the old cast members to make cameos. The whole things seems like a desperate attempt to not only appease a fan base, but also, in some sick way, it feels like the offer is payment for ruining something that people used to enjoy. Unless the desired 70s TV star has been missing and presumed dead for the last 40 years, it's not really that interesting. The most recent project to do this is Joe Carnahan's The A-Team, which, earlier this month, roped in Dwight Schultz, the original "Howling Mad" Murdock. Now they have two out of three.

Much like how Schultz's cameo was discovered, the fan club of Dirk Benedict (via Cinematical), who played "Faceman" Peck in the original series, has confirmed that the actor will be making an appearance in the remake. In the film, the role of Faceman will be played by Bradley Cooper, but it is not yet known how the appearances of the older actors will work into the story.

While fans of this kind of thing may get excited about how this story develops, I'm going to squash your dreams right now and tell you that this is the end of the line. Mr. T was asked about the film back in 2007 and was quoted as saying “it’s insulting me to ask me to be in it [as someone else]. It’s just like my ex-girlfriend saying ‘Why don’t you come out to dinner with my new boyfriend?'" and unless he and his ex have patched things up, it's not going to happen (yes, I know what a simile is). Just in case, I actually got a night job watching over George Peppard's grave, so movie studios beware: I'm not afraid to hit you in the face with your own shovel.
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