Bradley Cooper to star in `Paradise Lost`

New York: `Hangover` star Bradley Cooper is set to star in the big screen adaptation of John Milton`s 17th century epic religious poem `Paradise Lost`, in which he will play the role of Lucifer.

"Paradise Lost, that seems like the realest one. That`s happening," Cooper said.

The 36-year-old feels lucky to be an actor as he gets to play so many characters but says his ultimate goal would be to become a screenwriter, reported Huffington Post.

Before he can begin working on that film he will start shooting for Derek Ciafrance`s crime drama, `The Place Beyond The Pines`, in which he plays a rookie cop, alongside Ryan Gosling.

"I`m just up here prepping. We`ve just been sort of hanging out with all the cops here and going on ride along and it`s been incredible.

"It`s pretty intense, it`s definitely pretty intense. I`m very lucky to be able to do stuff like this. I was really just saying to my mother this morning, I`m like the luckiest guy in the world to be an actor, to be able to go into these others persons` professions and be able to walk in their shoes, so it`s incredible," Cooper said.

The actor also confirmed that he had sealed a deal to deliver his first major script.

"We`re adapting a series of novels by Dan Simmons called `Hyperion`. It`s one of the greatest things ever written, basically.

"It`s just the most incredible story, my friend and I really wanted to see it visually in film. We wrote a treatment, Graham King has the rights to Hyperion. So they liked it enough to pay us to write it, so we`re going to give it a shot," he said.


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