When Variety first announced (though it had been confirmed earlier) that John Singleton would be directing a big-screen version based on the popular television series, The A-Team, they also mentioned that Ice Cube was in talks to star as B.A. Baracus -- a role once owned (and, some would argue, still owned) by Mr. T. Sure, the man has been busy churning out kiddie fare, like Are We There Yet (and its sequel), but if you ask me Cube is the only guy I see taking on this role, while also making it somewhat believable. He's loosened up a bit, but I'd like to think the dude still has some edge left.
BlackFilm recently sat down with Ice Cube while he was out promoting his latest "comedy" First Sunday, where they asked him about the role of B.A. Baracus. On whether he's considering it: "Hell yeah, especially with John Singleton directing!" On what he would bring to the character: "I wouldn't try to duplicate what Mr. T did, but I will have the same impact on you when you were little watching the TV show. I'm going to bring my own flavor to it and I am going to do the mohawk." Great -- sounds like he already has the role. So does he? "I don't know. They want me to do it if all the business works out right. I was a fan as a kid and that would be, not a dream come true, but it's definitely a good thing to do and I would put it on my resume for sure."
So, Ice Cube with a mohawk? Would Mr. T pity that fool? And who else could you see joining this film?