Casey Affleck To Play The Angel Gabriel

Casey Affleck is in negotiations to star as the angel Gabriel in Paradise Lost, Alex Proyas action orientated version of John Milton’s epic poem.

The story focuses on the rebellion of the former angel Lucifer against God and the subsequent war. Worryingly it seems to have a rather large number of writers: Byron Willinger, Stuart Hazeldine, Philip de Blasi, Lawrence Kasdan and Ryan Condal and with that number of cooks, the broth often ends up being spoiled (see Cowboys & Aliens).

He joins a cast which includes Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Ben Walker as the angel Michael and Djimon Hounsou as the angel of death. It seems odd that Paul Bettany hasn’t been sniffing around – he loves religious-themed action movies which turn out to be shite (Priest, Legion)

Shooting begins in Australia in January next year.