Irish actor Liam Neeson in talks to be lead A-team Liam Neeson is in talks to play John “Hannibal” Smith in the Joe Carnahan-directed The A-Team movie. Ridley Scott is producing with Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell, with Tony Scott executive producing through Scott Free. Carnahan and Brian Bloom polished a script by Skip Woods. Star of The Hangover Bradley Cooper has also been joined as “Face”in the fil. The Fox flick goes into production this August for the June 11, 2010 release date.