By Jeff Labrecque
September 23, 2011 at 07:26 PM EDT
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Casey Affleck in in negotiations to join Alex Proyas’ adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. Bradley Cooper is slated to play Lucifer, the captivating villain who rebels against God and ends up in the Garden of Eden, and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will play the leader of heaven’s angels, Michael, according to a spokesperson for Legendary Entertainment. As first reported by Variety, Affleck would play Gabriel, the angel who teams with Michael to battle Lucifer. (Recall that Affleck’s older brother, Ben, once played a very different winged angel in Kevin Smith’s Dogma.) UPDATE: A rep for Camilla Belle (10,000 BC) confirmed Variety‘s report that the actress is in negotiations to play Eve.

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