Hangover star Cooper embarks on his devilish side

London: `Hangover` star Bradley Cooper is all set to play his first negative character ever, portraying the devil in the movie adaptation of John Milton`s 17th century epic religious poem `Paradise Lost`.

The 36-year-old actor, who has always played positive roles, will embrace on his dark side to portray Lucifer in the upcoming film based on the famous verses of the English poet and revolve around the biblical tale of Adam and Eve`s expulsion from the Garden of Eden, reported Daily Star.

The upcoming project will be directed by `I, Robot` maker Alex Proyas, who wants to shoot much of the production in his native Australia.

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

`Paradise Lost` is scheduled to release in 2013.