Diego Boneta may not be much of a name now, having only had a few guest spots in the likes of 90210, but the presumption is that with a lead role in the musical Rock Of Ages, the Mexican musician/actor will be a much better known by this time next year. It’s probably that which has helped him snag a role in Alex Proyas’ adaptation of John Milton’s classic poem, Paradise Lost.
Deadline reports that the actor will portray Adam, the first man on Earth, opposite Camilla Belle, who’s already been cast as Eve. I know Milton’s tale of the huge battle in heaven and the fall of Lucifer isn’t exactly scientific, but I’m pretty certain the first man and woman on Earth weren’t white/hispanic, which both Bell and Boneta are. But having a black Adam & Eve would probably freak out redneck, unthinking, bible belt Americansm so Belle and Boneta are probably a safer choice. It’ll also be interesting to see how the film handles the first human’s nudity – will it be fig leaves all round, or an extended version of the nude scenes in Austin Powers?
Bradley Cooper, Ben Walker, Casey Affleck, Callan McAuliffe, Dominic Purcell and Djimon Hounsou will also star as the varioius angelic factions fighting it out. The film starts shooting soon for release in 2013.
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