Last night I talked to Tyrese on the set of Legion, an ambitious
religious action/horror movie co-starring Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid. It
was late at night in the cold, dusty desert outside Santa Fe, but the
elements didn’t keep Tyrese from dishing on his many upcoming
projects… including playing BA Baracus in John Singleton’s The A-Team.
Tyrese is excited by the opportunity, even if it isn’t set in stone,
since the script is still being worked on and him taking the role would
depend on scheduling (Tyrese is a busy dude – look for more updates on
Transformers 2 and Desert Eagle when I get back to LA).
He said that a mohawk is not out of the question, but otherwise he’s excited to bring BA into the 21st century, so don’t expect a ton of bling around his neck. The not in bad shape by any means singer/actor did mention that he’ll be hitting the weights to prepare for the role, saying that the physique of the original is a lot to live up to.
There is one other Mr T trait that he might integrate, though: “I’ve been practicing my double dutch,” he laughed.