Copley, Biel for A-Team

Variety has confirmed Blackfilm.com’s rumour (their specialty it seems; much easier than having to dig for scoops themselves) that “District 9” star Sharlto Copley is in talks to play ‘Howling Mad Murdock’ in director Joe Carnahan’s “A-Team” movie, while adding that Jessica Biel is in talks to play the female lead.

The “Powder Blue” hottie would play Faceman’s (Bradley Cooper) ex-lover, the general pursuing the team.

Sharlto Copley, who claimed fame this year as in the surprise hit “District 9”, would take on the role made famous by Dwight Schultz in the popular 80s TV series.

The film, starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and David Richmond-Peck, lenses this fall in Vancouver.