Most of us remember John Milton's 17th-century epic poem "Paradise Lost" from required reading lists in high school, or college, or (for the chosen few) both. And, we think it's safe to say that most of us probably never gave it a proper chance.
Fortunately, thanks to the pioneering efforts of director Alex Proyas, this classic tale is getting another opportunity to win our hearts — on the silver screen, of course. And packing the cast with some serious heartthrobs is sure to help its cause.
The latest to join is none other than "I Am Number Four" golden boy Callan McAuliffe. He joins Bradley Cooper, Ben Walker, Casey Affleck and Djimon Hounsou — and possibly "Rock of Ages" thesp Diego Boneta, who's reportedly being eyed for the lead role of Adam, Variety reports.
McAuliffe will play Uriel, one of God's first archangels. When Lucifer (Cooper) rebels against God and Michael (Walker) becomes the commander-in-chief of Heaven's army, Uriel becomes Michael's second in command.
In other words, this guy means business.
While our recollection of the original source material is admittedly a bit shaky, we're certainly looking forward to seeing this celestial battle play out … without having to write an essay about it later.