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Tyler Perry Is Losing Weight & Putting On Muscle To Meet "Young & Sexy" Alex Cross Expectations

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 21, 2011 1:05 AM
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Courtesy of Hitflix... in the below video, everyone's favorite director, Tyler Perry, talks about his upcoming tackling of the Alex Cross franchise reboot - specifically, he answers questions about production dates, and talks about all he's doing to prepare for the part, like, dropping more than 30 pounds in weight, while adding about 10 pounds of muscle mass.

Dude is trying to get in shape for this thing... as he says in the video, the expectations are for a "young and sexy" Alex Cross, so he's doesn't want to disappoint.

So, should we expect to see TP shirtless with a 6-pack and a barrel chest? :D

What would be funny is if the film actually turns out to be a good one! That would certainly surprise a lot of folks, since the consensus, especially around these parts, is that it's doomed to fail with TP is the lead, as opposed to the heavily favored and once-attached Idris Elba.

With production scheduled to begin this fall, as he states, we should be getting a look at this in 2012. TP also has Good Deeds in the works, so we might get a double-dose of the man next year.

Watch below:

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  • Desi | May 24, 2011 8:55 AMReply

    TP in this film seems really odd. But, who knows it might just work!

  • Laura | April 22, 2011 9:00 AMReply

    I'm a little surprised they dropped Idris for him, he must of gave a hell of an audition.

  • leelee | April 21, 2011 11:26 AMReply

    I initially thought Morgan Freeman was too old for the previous Alex Cross films. I am a fan of of the James Patterson series and was apprehensive. That changed when Freeman came on the screen. He is an excellent actor and I was convinced. I would like to have an open mind with Perry, but that seems damn near impossible.

  • NothingButAMan | April 21, 2011 5:58 AMReply


  • Jug | April 21, 2011 4:34 AMReply

    *sigh* There are too many jokes to make here, so I'll be positive. I am hoping this does well because if this franchise "dies" then others like it with non-Will Smith names are in serious trouble.

    Break a leg TP!

  • Vanessa | April 21, 2011 1:57 AMReply

    Tambay you're killing me w "everyone's favorite director" and "So, should we expect to see TP shirtless with a 6-pack and a barrel chest? :-D" smh lol

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