Ray Stevenson Joins the Hughes Brother's Book of Eli
by Alex Billington
December 2, 2008
Actor Ray Stevenson, who stars as Frank Castle this Friday in Punisher: War Zone, has joined the already impressive cast of the Hughes Brother's Book of Eli. You may recognize the name of this movie because this isn't the first time we've mentioned it, as a teaser poster showed up at the AFM a few weeks back. Stevenson will star alongside of Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis in this post-apocalyptic western, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. Stevenson will play an enforcer sent to kill Eli.
Although he showed up in King Arthur, Stevenson's first big screen appearance and break out role will be Punisher this weekend, even if it does flop. The whole time I was watching it, I couldn't help but wonder where else I'd seen Stevenson and/or where we'd see him next. In addition to Book of Eli, he's also cast in Cirque du Freak and probably a few other projects we don't know about. He actually gives a fairly solid performance in Punisher: War Zone, so I'm glad to see him already moving onwards and upwards. As for Book of Eli, I've still got high hopes that it'll be a kick ass movie. Shooting starts in January.