Director Alex Proyas is filling out the cast for his big-budget adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and it looks as though he’s found his Adam. Variety reports that Diego Boneta (Pretty Little Liars) is in final negotiations to play the first man on Earth. Bradley Cooper and Ben Walker star as archangels Lucifer and Michael respectively. For those unfamiliar, the story centers on the ultimate battle between good and evil when a banished Lucifer mounts an army against the forces of Heaven. Boneta recently wrapped a role in Adam Shankman’s musical Rock of Ages, which stars Tom Cruise.
The fairly impressive cast for Paradise Lost includes Casey Affleck as the angel Gabriel and Dijmon Hounsou as the Angel of Death, as well as Callan McAuliffe and Dominic Purcell. The script has gone through a number of writers, as Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi wrote the first draft, followed by a draft by Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), which was then polished by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back). Ryan Condal wrote the most recent draft. Legendary Pictures is looking to release the 3D film towards the end of 2013.