A-Team A-listers wow in Leicester Square

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Jessica Biel has brought The A-Team into the 21st century by bringing girl power to the gang.

The Easy Virtue star, who is dating singer and actor Justin Timberlake, dazzled on the red carpet in a long, flowing, crimson gown as she signed autographs for fans at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square for the film's premiere.

Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who play Hannibal, Face, Murdock and B A Baracus in Joe Carnahan's big-screen remake of the cult TV show, arrived in an A-Team van to the sound of the well known theme tune.

Biel, who plays soldier Charisa Sosa in the film, said: "The world is different now. Women can do anything and be anything and are as smart as anybody else. So I think if you're going to do something different and make this a contemporary story that is just necessary."

Director Carnahan said: "Of course the modern A-Team needs a woman. It needs a very beautiful woman like Jessica Biel, who unfortunately I'm sure for most guys I didn't put in a bikini. But I think Jessie's such a good, sweet, funny, deeply talented actress, I thought we needed that feminine touch."

Stars of the original TV series Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, who played Face and Murdock, have cameos in the film. But Mr T, who played B A Baracus, passed on the chance to be involved.

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