Jennifer Beals Opens “The Book of Eli”

With the “The L Word” resuscitating her career, actress Jennifer Beals is returning to feature films in the action thriller “The Book of Eli” for Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a lone hero named Eli (Denzel 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, Mila Kunis and Ray Stevenson 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.

Gary Whitta penned and Anthony Peckham did a rewrite of the script. Albert and Allen Hughes are directing.

Shooting begins next month in New Mexico.