Evan Jones has nabbed a role in Warner Bros.' futuristic Western The Book of Eli, to be directed by Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell). Also new on his docket is a part in the independent drama American Tragic, written and directed by Ryan Piers Williams.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Book of Eli, Jones will play the leader of a quartet of bikers who tussle with Eli (Denzel Washington). Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals and Mila Kunis also star in the Joel Silver-produced film.

In the Maya Entertainment-produced American Tragic Jones will play an old friend of James (Ryan O'Nan) who works in a slaughterhouse. The cast also includes June Raphael, Oscar nominee Melissa Leo and America Ferrera, who is executive producing.

Brian B.