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The A-Team – Dirk Benedict to go Face to Face in cameo

Posted by LiveFor on November 26, 2009

A few weeks ago news surfaced that original The A-Team cast member Dwight Schultz who played Murdock would have a cameo role in the big-screen remake. However, he is not the only one.

Fan site Dirk Benedict Central is reporting that Dirk Benedict, who played Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the original series, will also have a cameo appearance in the new film.

Dirk has just announced to this website that he has two projects in the works beginning with a cameo appearance in the new The A-Team film, which is currently shooting in Vancouver Canada.

The A-Team is directed by Joe Carnahan and stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Yul Vazquez and is out on 11 June 2010.

Although I personally love it when they do stuff like this, I am never sure if it is good or bad for the film in question – It kind of pulls you out of the moment as you go “Oh that was so-and-so from the original show” which is probably not very helpful to the new versions of the characters.

How do you feel about original actors cameoing in new versions of their shows or film?

2 Responses to “The A-Team – Dirk Benedict to go Face to Face in cameo”

  1. The worst example of that was Starsky and Hutch, which was a comedy but smashed through the fourth wall then pissed on it and set it on fire when Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul appeared.

    Can’t help but think there are better ways to pay tribute to the original.

    • liveforfilms said

      Starsky and Hutch was the one I was thinking off where the cameo pulls you straight out of the film.

      I think Star Trek got it right in the way they used Leonard Nimoy in the reboot, but then again the time travelling scenario wouldn’t fit most films 🙂

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