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Rufus Sewell to Play Samael in 'Paradise Lost'

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Nov 07, 2011 | 2:05pm EST

5619581.jpgScore 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.

Source: Variety

Rufus Sewell was last seen in the ill-fated Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie thriller The Tourist. Click below for more images of him:

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