Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has landed the role of B.A. Baracus in the upcoming feature film "The A-Team," which is currently in production and tentatively scheduled for 2010 release.
Jackson, according to The Sun, beat out hip hop icon 50 Cent and a rapper, The Game, to become the mohawked, gold jewelry-wearing soldier of fortune.
He will share the silver screen with Liam Neeson (Col. John "Hannibal") and Bradley Cooper (Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck) in the 20th Century Fox-produced movie. The "Murdock" character has yet to be cast.
"A-Team," while certainly the most high profile, is not the first acting gig for Jackson. He has appeared in "Confessions of a Pit Fighter," "Bad Guys" and "The Midnight Meat Train," as well as an episode of "The King of Queens."
Jackson recently completed taping for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (10) on Spike TV, which is set to debut after UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16. He served as a coach opposite his new-found arch enemy, Rashad Evans. He will then have the opportunity to settle his score with "Sugar" at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec 12.