Bradley Cooper is taking on the role of Lucifer in the upcoming film adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost.”
In an interview with The Huffington Post on Monday, the Georgetown graduate confirmed that he had gotten the part and playfully discussed how he would go about playing the Devil.
“Paradise Lost, that seems like the realest one. That’s happening,” he told HuffPo. (Kristen Stewart to play Casey Anthony?)
The 17th century poem, concerning the Christian story of how Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, is set to appear on the big screen in 3D in 2012. Cooper’s character is a central figure in the story, and the actor seems to be among the first cast.
In an eventful year for the Hollywood A-lister, Cooper starred in “Limitless,” his first solo-leading role. The movie opened in first place in March and will be released on DVD/Blu-ray on Friday. Currently, Cooper is in Schenectady, New York preparing for his newest film, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” in which he will play a rookie cop.
“I’m just up here prepping. We’ve just been sort of hanging out with all the cops here and going on ride alongs and it’s been incredible,” Cooper said. “It’s pretty intense, it’s definitely pretty intense. I’m very lucky to be able to do stuff like this. I was really just saying to my mother this morning, I’m like the luckiest guy in the world to be an actor, to be able to go into these others persons’ professions and be able to walk in their shoes, so it’s incredible … We went on a ride-along until 11 pm last night. It was … something.”