Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Rampage Jackson lands the role of BA Baracus on the upcoming A-Team movie. He apparently beat out rappers The Game Ice Cube and 50 Cent for the role once carried by Mr. T.
If all go’s well (no more high speed chases down LA freeways), Jackson will be the first MMA star to land such a high profile role in a movie. This is no “Never Surrender”, the A-Team movie is being set up as a blockbuster. Filming has already begun in Canada and is expected to be released sometime next year.
MTV debunks the rumor,
Proving yet again that at least some of the folks at UK tabloid The Sun are lying liars, MTV has confirmed that UFC champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has not been cast as B.A. Baracus in the coming big screen adaptation of “The A-Team.” I’m not even going to link to the story, as these jokers don’t deserve the traffic.
What I CAN tell you is that I reached out to Jackson’s publicist who checked with the fighter’s manager, as Jackson himself is currently on hiatus. The response? “His manager said it wasn’t true.” Move along people. There’s absolutely nothing to see here.