Rufus Sewell Joins “Paradise Lost”

Rufus Sewell and his “Dark City” director Alex Proyas will re-team for the theological war epic “Paradise Lost” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures says Variety.

Based on the classic John Milton poem, the story details the fall of God’s most beautiful angel Lucifer (Bradley Cooper) and the celestial war between his forces and those of the archangel Michael (Ben Walker). Casey Affleck, Sam Reid, Djimon Hounsou, Diego Boneta and Camilla Belle also star.

Sewell will play Samael, Lucifer’s partisan who urges him to start the rebellion in Heaven. Vincent Newman, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing.