Tom Waits To Appear in Hughes Brother's The Book of Eli

March 12, 2009
Source: Anti

Tom Waits

We've been neglecting all the recent casting news for The Book of Eli, primarily because we already know who the important actors are and thus don't really need to write up every little announcement for the supporting cast. However, this is one that is worth mentioning, in addition to recapping all the other recent additions. Anti (via The Playlist) is reporting that musician Tom Waits has a small role as the "Engineer" in The Book of Eli. We already know that Denzel Washington is on-board as the lead and is joined by Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis, but there's a handful of other great actors that I haven't mentioned yet either.

Also appearing in The Book of Eli are Ray Stevenson, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Beals, and Frances de la Tour. The film is post-apocalyptic western, in which a lone man (Washington) fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. Directors Albert and Allen Hughes (Dead Presidents, From Hell) are currently filming in New Mexico for release in January of 2010. As for Waits, he's appeared in quite a few films before, including Bram Stoker's Dracula, Mystery Men, Domino, and Wristcutters: A Love Story most recently. Stay tuned for more on The Book of Eli!

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  • pj
    great actor. im going to look into this.
  • woody
    this movie is one to watch looks like it could be awesome Watch Entertainment Tonight at 7:30 pm eastern to see a first behind the scenes look of this!!!!
  • Scott McHenry
    I still can't believe Denzel is in this
  • Tom W
    pj you dont know wat a great actor is, im a great actor
  • Ryan
    Is it me or is Jennifer Beals making a comeback????
  • max
    Yea, great actor and an even more amazing performer. Sounds good, cant wait for 2010-.-
  • zippy
    TW was really great in "Wristcutters..." I'll look forward to this if he gets a part.
  • I bet they had to put a shock collar on him to make sure he didn't steal every scene he was in. The man has the god damned midas touch. I'll watch Domino just for his scene.




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