Casting Call: Paradise Lost

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Published July 22, 2011


In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

Bradley Cooper has made a deal with the devil—or, at least, to play the devil. Earlier this week, word broke that the Hangover star is slated to play Satan in Paradise Lost, a new adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem. Alex Proyas—the Australian who helmed the sci-fi hit I, Robot and the less-well-received Nicolas Cage vehicle Knowing—will direct.

Evidently, Proyas is making an action movie along the lines of 2007’s CGI-filled Beowulf rather than a sober, thoughtful rendering of Milton’s words. So which other pretty young things should join Cooper’s smirking Lucifer? We’ve got a few ideas.