Tyler Perry Ditches Madea to Star in Alex Cross Reboot

Tyler Perry Ditches Madea to Star in Alex Cross Reboot

Mar 25, 2011

  • The Word on Cross Mega-producer/director/actor Tyler Perry is leaving Madea behind to take on the role of James Patterson’s famous detective Dr. Alex Cross, previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Summit Entertainment, the company that brought you Twilight and Red (that’ll probably be on the promotional poster), has picked up domestic distribution rights to I, Alex Cross, which will be considered a reboot of the franchise. Lost star Matthew Fox also signed on to play a psycho serial killer who viciously murders Cross’s wife. While Fox seems like an intriguing (and good) fit, can the mega-producer/director/actor follow in the shoes of an Oscar winner? --Derrick Deane

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