Bradley Cooper is Satan

The Hangover star comes over all evil in Paradise Lost

Don’t count on this being made any time soon, but Legendary Pictures are making a live action film of the epic 17th century poem, Paradise Lost, by John Milton. The literature buffs out there may be scared to know that Bradley Cooper will play the role of Satan in the Alex “The Crow” Proyas’ adaptation.

Milton’s poem is considered to be one of the most important literary works ever, featuring biblical subjects as Hollywood- friendly as the banishing of Satan to Hell, and the casting out of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden.

Cooper told Entertainment Weekly: “I just fell in love with that character. Satan is kind of the guy you agree with — I don’t know if you agree with him, but you understand his argument and he’s very compelling. Hopefully we’ll be able to maintain the integrity of that.”

Paradise Lost is set for a 2012 release.