Jennifer Beals is the latest actress to join the growing cast of Denzel Washington’s post-apocalyptic action movie “Book of Eli”. In the film, Washington is Eli, and that book of his is what everyone is after, including Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman. So where does Jennifer Beals fit in? What awaits the greatest flash dancer in history in this dark, dreary, and bleak futuristic world of ours? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beals will be playing a blind woman who is the love slave of Gary Oldman’s evil Warlord character, and Mila Kunis’ mom. Damn, the future sucks.
The THR expounds:
The script, by Gary Whitta with a rewrite by Anthony Peckham, centers on a lone hero named Eli (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 and Mila Kunis 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.
Jennifer Beals is 45 years old according to IMDB.com. Wow. Time really does fly.
Below: She doesn’t look a day over 1983…