Jennifer Beals Joins Eli
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:01:11
Jennifer Beals isn't wasting any time following the cancellation of her longtime Showtime series The L Word, which ends its run after five seasons in March. The actress is returning to feature films, having accepted a role in Book of Eli, the apocalyptic action thriller from Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment which features Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, and Mila Kunis. Michael Gambon is also a new addition to the film's heavily populated cast.
Beals will play a blind woman who is both the object of Oldman's affection and the mother of Kunis' character. Beals' character will do anything to protect her child during trying times when America has been turned into a wasteland. Principal photography is scheduled to begin next month in New Mexico. Beals and Washington have worked together in the past, on 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff