Jennifer Beals will join the cast of The Book of Eli, the Denzel Washington sci-fi action thriller from Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment, according to 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 and Mila Kunis 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.
Principal photography begins in February in New Mexico.
Eli reunites Beals (Showtime's The L Word) with Washington, with whom she starred in 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress.