Gary Oldman Reads From Book of Eli

Gary Oldman will join the Denzel Washington-led post-apocalyptic action film “Book of Eli” for Warner Bros. Pictures’ reports Variety.

The story revolves around a lone warrior (Washington) who must fight to bring society the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption.

Oldman has been set to portray the despot of a small makeshift town who’s determined to take possession of the book Eli’s guarding.

Allen and Albert Hughes direct while Joel Silver, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Washington himself will produce.

Shooting begins in February in New Mexico with a release set for January 15th 2010.