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Report: Rampage Jackson to Play B.A. Baracus in 'A-Team' Remake

Mr. TUpdate: MTV is reporting Rampage will not star in the upcoming A-Team movie.

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been cast in the B.A. Baracus role made famous by Mr. T in the upcoming film remake of The A-Team, according to a report by UK-newspaper The Sun.

The charismatic former UFC light-heavyweight champion first mentioned the possibility over a year ago, and apparently won the role in the film ahead of other possibilities including rappers 50 Cent and The Game. The movie is currently in pre-production and scheduled for a June 2010 release.

The film will also star Liam Neeson as Col. John "Hannibal" Smith and Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck.

Jackson is one of many UFC fighters with a rising profile in Hollywood, having taken part in six movies since the start of 2008. One, Death Warrior, is scheduled for a Nov. 2009 release while another, Duel of Legends, will be released in December. The A-Team will be his largest role to date.

Multi-time UFC champion Randy Couture is also slated for a big-budget action-adventure film, starring in the upcoming flick The Expendables, along with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and others.

Jackson is next slated to fight Rashad Evans, possibly at UFC 107 in December, though that match has yet to be made official.

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