Denzel Washington Books 'Book'

Oscar winner Denzel Washington will star in the post-apocalyptic drama "Book of Eli."

Set to be produced by Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros., "Book of Eli" will be directed by Allen and Albert Hughes ("From Hell").

In addition to starring, Washington will also produce along with Joel Silver, Susan Downey and Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Gary Whitta wrote the original story, with rewrites by Andrew Peckham.

Washington will play a hero traveling across the devastated American landscape.

According to the industry trades, "Book of Eli" will begin shooting in January.

Last seen in "American Gangster" and "The Great Debaters," Washington has a remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123" set for release next summer.

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