Posts Tagged ‘Alex Cross’

jamie foxx as tyler perry & madea & alex cross


Over the weekend, actor Jamie Foxx hosted “Saturday Night Live” and added his comedic flair to the hilarious skits.

In fact, Jamie may have ruffled a few feathers when he decided to go that extra mile by playing both Alex Cross and Medea…


With his new action thriller, Alex Cross officially out in theaters, Tyler Perry is under pressure to perform in the box office.
Knowing this may be his one of the few roles he’s NOT wearing a dress or giving us a good laugh – the actor/director posted a heartfelt plea on his website begging fans to to support his latest film…

Tyler Perry has hung up his Madea dress. Well, at least for the moment.
The actor has embarked in a role role as detective Alex Cross…


Author James Patterson made detective Alex Cross a household name via books including “London Bridge,” “Roses Are Red” and “Big Bad Wolf.” Detective Cross has also been played by Oscar-nominee Morgan Freeman in the big screen adaptations of  “Kiss The Girls” and “Along Came a Spider.” Now the torch is being passed to the multifaceted Tyler Perry. Perry will play Cross in the motion picture “I, Alex Cross.”


Critics and Alex Cross devotees have been skeptical of Perry’s ability to play the intellectually riveting character. However, co-star and director Ed Burns defends his casting. Burns had this to say to

There are things that will shock people, mostly though Tyler Perry’s performance. The guy is so good in this movie and so powerful that I think people are going to be really shocked. He came and delivered. He’s a big dude, a smart guy. He’s a very powerful presence both physically and intellectually, so I think people are going to be very surprised.


“I, Alex Cross” will premiere in fall 2012.


So far Spike Lee and Touré have not weighed in on Tyler Perry’s new role.


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Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders