Somewhere, somehow, amidst all the hoopla surrounding the news that Sharlto Copley and Jessica Biel had joined the cast of Joe Carnahan’s The A-Team, as Howling Mad Murdoch and, erm, the army colonel chasing the lovable mercenaries, we missed the news that Patrick Wilson had also joined the cast. Sorry about that… so here goes:

Patrick Wilson has joined the cast of The A-Team. There you go. That feels better.

The Watchmen star will play a CIA operative in the movie, about four resourceful veteran soldiers who go on the run to clear their names after they’re accused of a crime they didn’t commit. Wilson’s presence and character’s occupation could mean that he is – dum de dummmmmm! – the movie’s bad guy, which would make a hell of a lot more sense than giving that role to the frankly far-too-young Biel.

Filming on the movie has already begun, with The A-Team’s van – looking almost identical to the one used in the ‘classic’ TV show – glimpsed and papped in and around Vancouver. No glimpses of The A Team – that’s Liam Neeson as Hannibal, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as B.A. Baracus, Bradley Cooper as Faceman and Copley – themselves yet, but those paps sure are resourceful. We can wait.

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