Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Disney Cancels ‘Tron 3’ Following The Disappointment Of ‘Tomorrowland’ Disney Cancels ‘Tron 3’ Following The Disappointment Of ‘Tomorrowland’ Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Documentary 'Rubble Kings' About 1970s New York City Gang Culture Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Documentary 'Rubble Kings' About 1970s New York City Gang Culture Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Why Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ Fails To Break The Curse Of Sex On Screen Why Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ Fails To Break The Curse Of Sex On Screen The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 5, Episode 7 Has A 'Gift' For You Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 5, Episode 7 Has A 'Gift' For You First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

First Look At Tyler Perry And An Insanely Ripped Matthew Fox In 'Alex Cross,' Plus Images Of Fox In 'Emperor'

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist May 18, 2012 at 12:16PM

On "30 Rock"'s season finale last night, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) announced his intention to open his own movie studio that makes films where he dresses up as an elderly woman, that appeal entirely to black audiences. It's an obvious dig at the ludicrously successful Tyler Perry, who's made millions by writing, directing and starring in a string of pictures that have consistently been hugely profitable. He's a brand name now, but at the same time, outside the African-American community, Perry's yet to truly cross over, a tiny cameo in "Star Trek" having provided his widest exposure to date.
10
Alex Cross 1

On "30 Rock"'s season finale last night, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) announced his intention to open his own movie studio that makes films where he dresses up as an elderly woman, that appeal entirely to black audiences. It's an obvious dig at the ludicrously successful Tyler Perry, who's made millions by writing, directing and starring in a string of pictures that have consistently been hugely profitable. He's a brand name now, but at the same time, outside the African-American community, Perry's yet to truly cross over, a tiny cameo in "Star Trek" having provided his widest exposure to date.

So for the first time, Perry's looking elsewhere: the multi-hyphenate is starring in "Alex Cross" for his usual home of Lionsgate, a reboot of the crime franchise that saw Morgan Freeman have two modest hits a decade ago with "Kiss The Girls" and "Along Came A Spider." Based on the series of novels by James Patterson, the film, directed by Rob Cohen ("The Fast & The Furious"), sees the actor play the detective/psychologist in an original story, trying to track down the murderous assassin who killed his wife.

The first images from the film have arrived courtesy of Kinopoisk (via The Film Stage), and aside from showing Perry and Edward Burns, who plays his partner, we also get a look at the film's antagonist, a cage-fighting killer played by a near-unrecognizably bulked-up Matthew Fox from "Lost." Seriously, in that photo below he looks like a 'roided up version of that warlock guy from "Game of Thrones." The film also stars Jean Reno, Rachel Nichols and Giancarlo Esposito, and his theaters on October 26th.

Perry hasn't left his roots behind, though: there is, of course, a new Madea film on the way: "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection," which sees Perry don the fat suit again to help Eugene Levy hide from murderers. Can it be long before we get an Alex Cross/Madea crossover movie? It'll be like Perry's version of "The Avengers." Anyway, our pals at FilmDrunk have the trailer, which you can check out below. And head over to page two for more Matthew Fox.

Alex Cross skip crop
Alex Cross skip crop
Alex Cross skip crop
Alex Cross skip crop
Alex Cross skip crop
Alex Cross skip crop
Alex Cross skip crop

This article is related to: Alex Cross, Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Emperor, Tommy Lee Jones


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates