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First Look: Quinton Jackson on the Set of ‘The A-Team’

The A-Team Quinton Rampage Jackson Liam Neeson Bradley Cooper Sharlto Copley
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Why so serious, Rampage? Yep, that’s former UFC fighter Quinton Jackson searching for his motivation on the set of The A-Team in Vancouver. To his right are Liam Neeson (as John "Hannibal" Smith),  District 9‘s Sharlto Copley (as Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock) and Bradley Cooper (as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck). According to ComingSoon, the flick will also feature Jessica Biel as an Army general who pursues the team — they’re casting for realism, I see! — and Patrick Wilson as a CIA operative.

More photos after the jump, which show that B.A. Baracus’s famous mohawk might have to be added in post-production.

Quinton Rampage Jackson The A-Team
(Props: MMA Mania)

Quinton Rampage Jackson The A Team
Quinton Rampage Jackson The A Team
Quinton Rampage Jackson The A-Team
Quinton Rampage Jackson The A Team
Quinton Rampage Jackson The A Team
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rh- October 2, 2009 at 9:30 am
It wasn't a Mohawk, it was a Mandinka.


BEAM- October 2, 2009 at 7:14 am
Why does he need a mohawk and big gold chains? Is he playing B.A. or Mr. T?
J-Dog- October 2, 2009 at 5:53 am
Costume and makeup will give him a merkin mohawk before they start shooting I'm sure
M1-Grovel- October 2, 2009 at 1:05 am
Ramage will be fine. Yeah he's rough around the edges but if you have any kind of eye for potential i think it's pretty clear. He's done more technically difficult entertainment segments for a youtube camera than this big movie role requires. He's a natural entertainer and speaker. He can go into character on any topic and be entertaining. He can respectably free style rap in the tunnels of London. He does imitations. His speaking/entertaining skills are more polished than most people you know. He's not shy and he's taking this serious as hell. He just needs some coaching doing what comes natural to him, but he'll get it quick where he's at and this is an easy role for a noob. these aren't the casting agents and producers from Never Surrender. They won't put someone on the big screen that is youtubishly robotically bad (like BJ Penn). He is surrounded by great actors coaching him on an A-List movie. They're probably helping him all around the clock because they genuinely like him. And since his personality is gaining him close Hollywood friends that only helps him even more. He will surprise you closed minds WTF
Spacebump- October 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Everybody is acting like Rampage is reprising a James Earl Jones role. He is playing B.A. Baracus. A character made famous by Mr. Fuckin T. We're talkin about Mr. T. Not Sidney Poitier. It's Mr. T's shoes he's filling. Get over it mother fuckers.

And yeah, he needs at least a few gold chains and feather earrings.
AgentoftheBat- October 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm
I would have rather seen Ice Cube get the part, but whatever.
I saw him on Conan one night and he did his impression and asked for fans to write in and suggest him for it and he was spot on.
Guess maybe Jackson is a bigger name at the moment?
knee_strike- October 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Jackson is "acting" in a film alongside Liam Neeson? Good grief. Now I've seen everything.
mjmcnns- October 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm
And Rampage hangs his head in shame as he realizes that his choice to retire from MMA in favour of acting is only the second worst decision he's made recently.
VistingDeadAncestors- October 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm
you will find this movie on the sale bin along with Rampage's career.
Jeffro- October 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Where in the fuck are his gold chains? B.A. Baracus wouldn't be caught dead without at least 18lbs of gold chain around his neck. This just may be the least realistic movie ever.
cagefightmon- October 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm
Looks like his team gets their asses kicked on TUF 10. Sorry but I would choose to move on and act--INSTEAD of training until my heart wants to go for a run(outside of my body and on its own) and continually getting punched in the face. I will miss him but I understand. . . .
You will be missed Jackson!
bpd- October 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm
You know Rampage cornered Jessica Biel on the first day of principal photography and went full freelance on her.
IRISHLOBO- October 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm
I can't believe Liam Neeson is in a movie with Rampage Jackson. That's like hearing a movie is starring Sir Lawrence Olivier and War Machine.
Contraband- October 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm
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LBo- October 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm
I think Rampage is actually perfect for this role. I can't even think of someone out there who would make a better Mr. T.

Seriously, to the CP readers who just sit around and bitch all day, give me one person who would be better suited to be Baracus. I'm serious, remember back when you had an imagination? Give it a workout for just a second and let me know.

Oh wait, it's not just the persona... maybe he won't have the acting chops that MR. T had, right?
for the love of mma- October 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm
@smitty mma fighters are regular people not gods havent u seen the utimate fighter? rampage dont care bout u so get off his nuts
steampunk22- October 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm
I miss living in Vancouver.

Anyways, Rampage is lookin a little thicker around the midsection eh? Maybe that so called retirement has some legs....

Quite the supporting cast, I kind of hope for Rampage's fragile mental state that he pulls this one off you know?
Da Spied Her- October 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Who wants to bet if Jessica Biel will get Rampaged?
Smitty- October 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm
@ Jugger
I'm with you dog. There's always going to be haters. I hope he does well, and the movie is better than expected.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

....I so don't care.

I'm ashamed to see such a great actor like Liam Neeson even remotely connected to this.

Oh well...Liam gotta eat!
tallkitchenbags- October 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm
i pity the fool that puts hollow core door on his trailer. i pity the fool.
Jugger- October 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Carpe diem, 'Page! Enjoy it man. Get 'dat bread.
dude- October 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Rampage looks more like someone who's looking for work....or food.
Sneaky Pete- October 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm
Why can't he act like the guy who is going to beat Rashads ass? It's totally method, and he get his SAG card.
nuclearblast- October 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Rampage was the worst in Never Surrender...that means he's really really the worst actor ever.