Collider reports that Casey Affleck will play the role of the fallen angel Gabriel in the upcoming adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Joining him will be Camilla Belle in the lead role of Eve according to Deadline.
The story of Paradise Lost is essentially a telling of the creation of man and the story of Adam and Eve created by John Milton. The story of the movie will revolve around Lucifer rebelling against God and causing a war between angels and demons.
Casey’s role as Gabriel sees him as the six winged angel created by God to be His messenger. Belle’s was sought by many young actresses, but she ultimately got the part as the who Deadline says “sparked the war that began all wars for the future of mankind.
Also reported to be in the film are Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Ben Walker as the angel Michael and Djimon Hounsou in the role of Abdiel, the angel of death. Alex Proyas will be directing the movie
If you didn’t know, the poem is also where the word pandemonium comes from.