Jennifer Beals (“The L Word,” Flashdance) is returning to the feature film world with a role in The Book of Eli, the Denzel Washington action thriller from Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment, says The Hollywood Reporter. Albert and Allen Hughes are directing.
The script, by Gary Whitta with a rewrite by Anthony Peckham, centers on a lone hero named Eli (Washington) who must fight his way across the wasteland of a near-future America to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving humanity.
Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis and Ray Stevenson are also in the cast.
Beals is playing Oldman’s sexual prize and Kunis’ mother, a blind woman doing anything she can to protect her child.
Alcon is financing and co-producing with Silver Pictures. Warners will distribute domestically, and Summit Entertainment will handle international sales.
Principal photography begins in February in New Mexico.