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New Bits, Pieces & Speculation On Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" (More Casting, Shoot Dates...)

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 25, 2011 2:29 AM
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Nothing terribly exciting... A casting sheet I've received for Tyler Perry's I Alex Cross project reveals that his character will be a father with 2 young children - a 7 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. Obviously, he has no wife in the movie, because, as the synopsis states, he'll be tracking down a serial killer (to be played by Matthew Fox) who may have murdered his wife years before.

I'm not sure how involved the children will be in the film, but, likely not very much more than the usual domestic household scenes in which they kiss and hug daddy goodbye, as he goes to work, or as he tucks them in to sleep, etc. Although, they may be used as pawns later in the film, as these types of movies tend to go; by that I mean, Alex Cross maybe gets close to the killer, the killer raises the stakes and uses Alex's kids to hold him back - maybe he kidnaps them, and Alex has to save them, killing the killer in the end... or something like that.

Although, who knows, Tyler just may have a love interest in this, because there's a supporting role for a female cop said to be in her late 20s/early 30s, described as Caucasian, and with the words, "a beautiful cop." Pure speculation of course, but, based on the sheet I've seen, that's really the only opportunity his character will have at romance in the movie. She might be his partner as well. It's not clear.

And lastly, the film has an official shooting start date of August, with principal photography taking place in Detroit and Cleveland.

So, after Good Deeds, which Tyler is currently shooting in Atlanta, I Alex Cross will follow, with both films likely in theaters in 2012, continuing Perry's 2 films a year release schedule.

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  • Zo Wesson | June 1, 2011 6:54 AMReply

    I got a chance to vibe with Mr. Bobb before he made the trek to Atlanta. Cool Brother. It's going to be great to see what he does under his own shingle.

  • Shondra40 | May 26, 2011 2:29 AMReply

    BOO! I need them to get the details right....even though it's all messed up already with TP in the title role. BTW, Damon is older than Jannie.

  • Jug | May 25, 2011 6:31 AMReply

    All snark aside, Tyler's spirit just seems soft. He just seems like a soft, compassionate man with little to no hard edge to him. Fine for a rom-com. Even if he bulks up (was gonna put "buffed up" but didn't what the jokes to start flowin' LOL), I just still feel like his "badassness" will be extremely watered down. Like seeing Cosby play a hit man ya know? He'll kill you, but first he'd have to explain it to you in a lovingly comedic way so that your feelings weren't hurt & you'd end up liking him.


  • Lynn | May 25, 2011 4:46 AMReply

    He looks really feminine in the above pic. Hmmm...

  • Dankwa Brooks | May 25, 2011 3:58 AMReply

    "they may be used as pawns later in the film, as these types of movies tend to go"

    EXACTLY what I was thinking before you said it!

  • Adam Scott Thompson | May 25, 2011 3:27 AMReply

    A travesty of the cinema.

  • Afrostyling | May 25, 2011 3:25 AMReply

    Isnt the son was older than the daughter in the books?

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