Rufus Sewell Joins Legendary’s ‘Paradise Lost’

Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker star in Alex Proyas’ adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem

Rufus Sewell and director Alex Proyas are reteaming for Legendary Pictures' "Paradise Lost," Legendary announced Monday.

Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker star in the movie, an adaptation of John Milton's 17th-century English poem.

The movie is about a war in heaven, setting archangels Michael (Walker) against Lucifer (Cooper). Sewell will play the archangel Sammael.

Legendary says the movie will be "deconstructed as a broadly relatable epic action (film) that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D."

Sewell worked with Proyas on "Dark City." He recently appeared in "The Tourist," "The Holiday" and "The Illusionist."

Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi originally wrote the screenplay. Stuart Hazeldine developed the primary draft, which was polished by Lawrence Kasdan and, most recently, by Ryan Condal.

Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Vincent Newman Entertainment's Vincent Newman.