Denzel Washington will be teaming up with a familiar face in his futuristic, epic The Book of Eli. Star of the Showtime series The L Word, and 80′s dance icon, Jennifer Beals has just signed on to star in the film, alongside Washington, Gary Oldman, Ray Stevenson and Mila Kunis. It’s been a while since Beals has hit the big screen in a major film production, but she’s back and in a big way!
More on Eli after the jump.
According to THR, Beals will portray a blind woman, who happens to be the “sexual prize” of Gary Oldman’s character. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also the mother of Solara, whom is portrayed by Kunis. Her character is described as “a blind woman doing anything she can to protect her child.” Sounds like she will have a lot to deal with in this script.
As I stated earlier, this will be the second re-teaming of Beals and Washington, as both actors appeared in the 1995 film, Devil in a Blue Dress. I can’t believe that was fourteen years ago! The Book of Eli will begin shooting principal photography next month in New Mexico.