London: Actor Bradley Cooper says he is all set to star in the adaptation of John Milton`s `Paradise Lost` because he was fascinated with the epic poem as a youngster.
The `Hangover` star will play the devil Lucifer in the film which revolves around the biblical tale of Adam and Eve`s expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
Cooper said he is sure that the project, to be helmed by Australian director Alex Proyas, will court controversy, Daily Express reported.
"I can really relate to the story of Paradise Lost. I did a Milton course as part of my English degree and fell in love with that character because I couldn`t believe how appetizing he is in that poem. Satan is the hero.
"It`s a story we can all relate to - Dad`s gone crazy and he wants us to worship the dog and then his brother says: `Dad`s right.` It`s about the father betraying the character. You bet it`s going to be criticised. You`re taking one of the greatest pieces of literature of the past 300 years but who cares? It really is a wonderful experiment," Cooper said.