Score one for Team Lucifer. Variety reports that Rufus Sewell has joined the cast of Paradise Lost, Alex Proyas‘ (Knowing, I Robot) big-budget adaptation of John Milton’s 17th-century epic poem. Sewell will be playing Samael, part of Lucifer’s (Bradley Cooper) crew of renegade angels who decide to stage a revolt in Heaven. He joins an all-star (and almost all-male) cast that includes Djimon Hounsou, Casey Affleck, and Dominic Purcell. Paradise Lost is slated to begin shooting in Australia in January of 2012.
Rufus Sewell was last seen in the ill-fated Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie thriller The Tourist. Click below for more images of him: