Making a return to the feature film world, Jennifer Beals has signed on to join The Book of Eli, the Denzel Washington-starring action thriller that Albert and Allen Hughes are directing for Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script was written by Gary Whitta with a rewrite by Anthony Peckham, and 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.
While Beals made her splashy debut with the iconic 1983 movie Flashdance, she has spent the past several years making her mark in TV, starring on Showtime's The L Word. The drama just entered its final season.
Principal photography begins in February in New Mexico.
Best of the Web
Watch a Star Wars Day Greeting from Daisy Ridley & Some Alien Friends
Daisy Ridley is joined by BB-8 and a few of her alien friends to wish fans around the world a happy Star Wars Day tomorrow.
Dragonball Evolution Writer Apologizes for Horrible Script
Writer Ben Ramsey offers a heartfelt apology for Dragonball Evolution, admitting he wasn't a fan of the franchise before coming aboard.
Is Namor Planned for Marvel Phase 4?
Captain America: Civil War writer Stephen McFeely wants to see Namor the Sub-Mariner be introduced in Marvel Phase 4.
Black Widow Tops Fan Poll for Next Avengers Standalone Movie
A whopping 48% of fans who responded to a new poll want to see a Black Widow movie announced as the next stand alone Avengers adventure
Play Mutant Video Games in the X-Men: Apocalypse Retro Arcade
Fans can play three 'mutant' arcade classics to get ready for the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in the year 1983.
This Game of Thrones Star Really Thought Jon Snow Was Dead
Kit Harington reveals that one of his Game of Thrones co-stars didn't know the whole story about Jon Snow in Season 6.