Michael Gambon Opens “Book of Eli”

Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter,” “The Good Shepherd”) has joined the cast of the post-apocalyptic thriller “The Book of Eli” for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

In “Eli,” Denzel Washington will play a lone warrior travelling across a wasteland version of America in the not-too-distant future. Gary Oldman also stars while Allen and Albert Hughes.

Gambon will play one half of a strangle couple that holds onto old traditions in the futuristic tale.

A January 15th 2010 release is planned. Washington, Joel Silver, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing.