Denzel Washington to Star in Book of Eli


Denzel Washington will star in Warner Bros.’ Book of Eli, a post-apocalyptic drama that will be directed by Allen and Albert Hughes, reports Variety.

Washington will portray a lone hero in a not-too-distant apocalyptic future who must fight across America to bring society the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption.

Gary Whitta wrote the script, and Anthony Peckham did the rewrite.

Joel Silver is producing with Washington, Susan Downey and Alcon co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Shooting begins in January.