Casey Affleck Cast as Gabriel the Angel in ‘Paradise Lost’

*Update: Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls) is the choice for the lead role of Eve in the film, says Deadline.

Strong casting continues as The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford and The Killer Inside Me‘s Casey Affleck is joining the fight for good, as he’s in negotiations to play the angel Gabriel in Legendary Pictures’ Paradise Lost, says Variety.

Alex Proyas (The Crow) is directing the heavenly epic, which is a big-budget adaptation of John Milton’s 17th Century poem. Bradley Cooper and Ben Walker star as warring archangels Lucifer and Michael, while Djimon Hounsou co-stars as Abdiel, the angel of death. Rufus Sewell, who starred in Proyas’ underrated Dark City, also stars.

A six-winged angel, Gabriel was created by God to serve as a messenger.

Stuart Hazeldine developed the primary draft of the screenplay, originally written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. Lawrence Kasdan provided a polish as well as Ryan Condal, who delivered the most recent draft. Project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.
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