Liam Neeson is holding his nose and and holding out his hand as he negotiates with 20th Century Fox to costar in a Joe Carnahan-directed feature version of The A-Team. Variety‘s Michael Fleming informs that Neeson would play Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith — the role played by George Peppard on the ’80s TV series. Bradley Cooper is also talking about playing Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck.

Ridley Scott is producing with Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell, with Tony Scott exec producing through Scott Free. Carnahan and Brian Bloom [have] polished a script by Skip Woods, whose recent script credits include G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and Wolverine.