Casting rumours about The Hangover leading man Bradley Cooper have gone into overdrive, with both The Green Lantern and now the role of Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck in The A-Team movie being tipped for the actor. Said rumours have led to journalists going rogue at the junket for Todd Phillips’ comedy, held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this weekend, to try to lock down the rumours.

IESB, those cunning devils, managed to get confirmation of a sort when they asked Cooper if he was excited to be playing Face.

He answered: “That’s out already!?” And following some laughter and excitement, he continued, “Wow. Yeah…it’s Joe Carnahan’s. It’s very interesting. It’ll be cool. It will be cool [to] see what…He’ll make a great movie out of it.”

Cooper’s answer seems to intimate that he is at least in talks for the role, originally played by seventies TV favourite Dirk Benedict. Other casting forecasts have been pitying the fool  Common, who looks set to wear the heavy gold chains of B.A. Baracus.

With Smokin’ Aces director Joe Carnahan at the helm and Ridley Scott overseeing as producer, The A-Team looks to be explosive stuff. And with a slated release date of June 11, 2010, we should be able to expect official announcements any day now.Head over to IESB.com for more on this story.

So good choice? Bad choice? Thoughts people? I’ve been a fan of Cooper’s since his hilarious turn in Wedding Crashers and it looks like The Hangover is giving him the break he’s long deserved.

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