First Trailer for Alex Cross Pits Tyler Perry Against Matthew Fox
06.26.12 by Ryan
It's the showdown everyone has been asking for: Madea vs. Jack Shephard. Only this time, Tyler Perry won't be dressed in drag as his signature character (don't worry, Madea will be back in June 29's Madea's Witness Protection) and Matthew Fox isn't trying to save anyone from a mysterious island — he wants to kill everyone in his path, particularly Perry's titular character and his family in the upcoming action-thriller Alex Cross.
Based on James Patterson's novel Cross, Alex Cross will see Perry take over the character previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman in 1997's Kiss the Girls and 2001's Along Came a Spider. The first photos of Fox as MMA-fighting serial killer Michael "The Butcher" Sullivan were released in May, showing that Fox has spent plenty of time in the gym preparing for the role and the movie's first trailer shows that Perry have his hands full with Fox's sadistic character, who makes the daring mistake to cross Alex Cross, which the trailer specifically warns against.
Alex Cross was written by Marc Moss (Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider) and Kerry Williamson. Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) directed the movie, which co-stars Rachel Nichols (Conan the Barbarian), Jean Reno (The Professional), Edward Burns (Man on a Ledge) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).