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Bradley Cooper to play Lucifer in The Hangover 3, er, Paradise Lost

By Harriet Staff

According to reports from the Associated Press and The New York Times, Bradley Cooper will play Lucifer in the Alex Proyas-directed film adaptation of Paradise Lost.

Justify those ways to man.

From the AP report:

Paradise Lost, an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th century English poet John Milton, will be shot predominantly at Sydney's Fox Studios, and is targeted for release in 2013, said New South Wales Acting Premier Andrew Stoner.

He said the production was lured to Sydney with financial incentives from the state government, beating competition from rival locations in the United States and Canada.

"Had we not done this it would have been opportunity lost, not 'Paradise Lost,'" he said.

That's hilarious.

We're still waiting to see if Ed Helms and Heather Graham will play Adam and Eve.

Originally Published: July 20th, 2011