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The curio that is 'Paradise Lost' keeps getting more curious. Variety reports that Casey Affleck is in talks to join Bradley Cooper and Ben Walker in the adaptation of the famed 17th century poem by John Milton as the angel Gabriel, with Camilla Belle and 'Rock of Ages' star Diego Boneta being discussed to play Adam and Eve. Alex Proyas ('The Crow') directs what promises to be a giant spectacle of special effects; after all, Affleck's messenger of God has six wings. [Variety]

Remember when Variety reported that Brian Kirk was in negotiations to direct 'Thor 2'? About that. In a twist you probably didn't expect, 'Monster' helmer Patty Jenkins is apparently in discussions to take over the Marvel franchise from Kenneth Branagh. Neither Marvel or Jenkins' representation at CAA had any comment, but look for some decision soon-ish; 'Thor 2' is scheduled to begin shooting in April. [EW]

The always-wonderful Richard Jenkins has been added to the cast of 'One Shot,' joining Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo. Jenkins will play a district attorney in the adaptation of the book series by Lee Child. [Variety]

You probably haven't heard of the 'Sleepless Night' -- which made a splash during the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival -- but you will soon: Warner Bros. has acquired the French action film for remake purposes. 'Night' is described as a cross between 'Die Hard' and 'Taken' which means Liam Neeson's phone should be ringing right about... now. [THR]

The new poster for 'Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)' is as disgusting as you imagine. [Slashfilm]

Headline of the day, courtesy of MTV: "'Killer Elite' Star Clive Owen: It's All About the Mustache!" Now you know. [MTV]

Photos: Camilla Belle (Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images); Casey Affleck (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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