Jennifer Beals reunites with Denzel in The Book of Eli

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

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.