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Remember that time when Vinnie Chase made that horrifyingly bad movie about Pablo Escobar and it bombed at Cannes and nearly ruined the career of everyone involved on HBO's "Entourage"? Well, despite that cautionary TV tale, "Life of Pi" star Andrea di Stefano is intent on making a movie about the infamous Colombian drug lord happen, and he's now tapped "Hunger Games" hottie Josh Hutcherson to join the befitting Benicio del Toro for the flick.
Per Deadline, Stefano's "Paradise Lost" (not to be confused with Alex Proyas' Satanic flick) will feature del Toro as Escobar, with Hutcherson coming in for the leading role of Nick, an Irish surfer dude who visits his brother in Colombia and falls in love with a local woman named Maria only to discover she's the niece of the highly dangerous narcoterrorist. That's definitely a bit of bad luck. Get More »
Is Bradley Cooper just champing at the bit to play a bad guy? Seems that way.
Back in November, the Coop scored the Sexiest Man Alive title, which he was all set to cash in by playing Lucifer himself in the effects-heavy adaptation of John Milton's "Paradise Lost." Then the unthinkable happened: production was delayed by Legendary Pictures, clipping Satan's wings so-to-speak in order to slash the budget to get production out of the red.
Where does this leave Cooper, who turned down roles in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "The Crow" reboot in order to portray that fallen angel in Alex Proyas' film? According to the rumor mill at Cosmic Book News, keeping it in the family is Legendary's plan, supposedly offering the actor a cameo role as Lex Luthor in "The Man of Steel." Get More »
UPDATE: Bradley Cooper has dropped out of talks to star in Steven Soderbergh's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," according to Deal Central. The "Hangover" star is apparently too busy for spy games as he'll immediately segue into Alex Proyas' epic "Paradise Lost" after wrapping "The Silver Linings Handbook."
So the hunt is on for a new Napoleon Solo. Joel Edgerton is reportedly circling the role of Solo's Russian partner, Ilya Kuryakin, though nothing's been made official.
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Since George Clooney ditched Steven Soderbergh's big-screen adaptation of the '60s show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," the rumor mill has been churning nonstop with the names of other dapper dudes up for the role. Would it be Joseph Gordon-Levitt? The Gos? What about Alexander Skarsgaard? Get More »
With his patented hangdog stare, Rufus Sewell may look a little demonic, but he often plays characters who end up on the side of angels, such as his star-making turns in projects like "Dark City" and "Middlemarch." So which side is he going to take in the upcoming adaptation of "Paradise Lost?"
How about both?
The Dark One has found his right-hand man.
Dominic Purcell has been recruited for the war in Heaven (and below, and beyond) as he joins the cast of director Alex Proyas' "Paradise Lost," according to Heat Vision.
The hulking actor, probably best known for his role as Lincoln Burrows on "Prison Break," will be playing the role of Jerahmeel, an angel who falls in with Lucifer (Bradley Cooper) and ultimately becomes the Fallen One's trusted lieutenant and confidante as the renamed Moloch. Get More »
Most of us remember John Milton's 17th-century epic poem "Paradise Lost" from required reading lists in high school, or college, or (for the chosen few) both. And, we think it's safe to say that most of us probably never gave it a proper chance.
Fortunately, thanks to the pioneering efforts of director Alex Proyas, this classic tale is getting another opportunity to win our hearts — on the silver screen, of course. And packing the cast with some serious heartthrobs is sure to help its cause. Get More »
Alex Proyas' adaptation of the John Milton poem "Paradise Lost" is already packed with angels, both good and, well, not so good, from Lucifer (Bradley Cooper) to Michael (Benjamin Walker) and Gabriel (Casey Affleck), but so far Adam and Eve are AWOL.
However, rumor has it that if Proyas has his druthers, the gorgeous Camilla Belle will play the first woman.
Other than being a gorgeous red carpet mainstay and fashion designer's dream, Belle hasn't really made her mark in Hollywood yet, but this plum role could push her into the spotlight. What's more epic than a master poet's magical visions of the war in heaven and the fall of man and woman on the big screen? Get More »
Casey Affleck, like his brother before him, is trying on a pair of angel wings.
The "Gone Baby Gone" star, who's been laying relatively low since the release of his much-reviled mockumentary, "I'm Still Here," has signed on to Alex Proyas' wildly ambitious adaptation of John Milton's classic poem, "Paradise Lost," according to Variety.
Ben Affleck played an angel in Kevin Smith's "Dogma" and now his little brother will be getting heavenly for his role as Gabriel, God's six-winged messenger. We're sure the younger Affleck will be bringing his knack for playing devious and morally ambiguous characters to the epic proceedings. Get More »
Heaven's army is getting bigger.
Djimon Hounsou will be taking a few lives as Abdiel, the Angel of Death, in director Alex Proyas' adaptation of John Milton's epic poem, "Paradise Lost," according to Variety.
The "Blood Diamond" actor joins Bradley Cooper (Satan) and Benjamin Walker (Michael) in the ambitious project based on something you may have read (or pretended that you had read) in your high school English class. Get More »
If Benjamin Walker thinks that his coolest role ever is playing a version of our sixteenth president who's hell-bent on battling bloodsuckers, he might very well be right.
Coming in at a close second though, is playing the guy who fights the devil while wearing wings.
Deadline reports that the "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" star is in talks to play archangel Michael in Legendary Pictures' upcoming "Paradise Lost." The movie, inspired by John Milton's epic poem, has already signed "I, Robot" director Alex Proyas on to direct, in addition to casting Bradley Cooper as the man with the evil plan, Lucifer. Get More »