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Matthew Fox lands first major post-Lost role in I, Alex Cross

Mar. 17, 2011by: Paul Tassi

For Lost fans who thought the roles would come pouring in for its star, Matthew Fox, after the show wrapped, your wish is now a reality. He's landed a big part in I, ALEX CROSS. So, how much do they need him to whine?

Actually, quite the contrary, he'll be something of a badass instead.

Fox plays Michael Sullivan, who kills both for money and thrills. He’s known as the Butcher of Sligo and shows why after Cross thwarts one of his killing attempts. Sullivan makes his retribution personal, by killing the detective’s wife in gruesome fashion. Then it becomes a mano a mano battle between them. Sullivan is one of the best known villains in the Patterson-penned novel series.

It's kind of hard to picture Fox as a malicious killer, but I'm certainly looking forward to seeing him try.

So who's Alex Cross? Thaaaat would be Tyler Perry. Whoops, and things were going so well! And directed by XXX's Rob Cohen? This just keeps getting better and better. Really curious to see how this is going to go.

Extra Tidbit: When are Locke, Kate and Sawyer going to star landing some parts?
Source: Deadline

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5:30PM on 03/17/2011
I though you were joking about Tyler Perry until I looked it up. I can't believe that they replaced Idris Elba with Perry.
I though you were joking about Tyler Perry until I looked it up. I can't believe that they replaced Idris Elba with Perry.
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3:14PM on 03/17/2011
Josh Holloway (Sawyer) is in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Terry O'Quinn (Locke) is signed for a new pilot: Hallelujah, and Evangeline Lilly (Kate) is in Real Steel!
Josh Holloway (Sawyer) is in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Terry O'Quinn (Locke) is signed for a new pilot: Hallelujah, and Evangeline Lilly (Kate) is in Real Steel!
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3:32PM on 03/17/2011
Damn straight!
Damn straight!
3:49AM on 03/18/2011
Funny, you'd think that an entertainment journalist would KNOW those things, maybe . . .
Funny, you'd think that an entertainment journalist would KNOW those things, maybe . . .
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7:13PM on 03/17/2011
since they chose Perry over Idris Elba...I no longer give a shit about Alex Cross movies.
since they chose Perry over Idris Elba...I no longer give a shit about Alex Cross movies.
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7:23PM on 03/17/2011
Fox should drop this project and star in the Daredevil reboot instead.
Fox should drop this project and star in the Daredevil reboot instead.
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7:07PM on 03/17/2011
I'm glad Fox is getting some bigger work post LOST, but this sounds like a pretty bad project. That's just based on the people behind it. But Tyler Perry? Really?
I'm glad Fox is getting some bigger work post LOST, but this sounds like a pretty bad project. That's just based on the people behind it. But Tyler Perry? Really?
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3:36PM on 03/17/2011
Good news and great casting. I wasn't planning on seeing this movie because I dislike Tyler Perry, but with Fox on board I now have to see this. Should be really interesting to see him as a killer.

I really hope he gets more, bigger movie roles in the future. He really is a talented actor. His work in We Are Marshall, Speed Racer, Smokin' Aces, and of course LOST have all been great. And I don't understand why alot of people disliked Jack. He is my favorite character and one of the top 5
Good news and great casting. I wasn't planning on seeing this movie because I dislike Tyler Perry, but with Fox on board I now have to see this. Should be really interesting to see him as a killer.

I really hope he gets more, bigger movie roles in the future. He really is a talented actor. His work in We Are Marshall, Speed Racer, Smokin' Aces, and of course LOST have all been great. And I don't understand why alot of people disliked Jack. He is my favorite character and one of the top 5 best characters on LOST.
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8:40AM on 03/18/2011

OK with this, but Madea is replacing Morgan?

I thought this was BS until I looked it up. There is only one Alex Cross and his best friend is Andy Dufresne.
I thought this was BS until I looked it up. There is only one Alex Cross and his best friend is Andy Dufresne.
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7:54PM on 03/17/2011

The guy who played Sawyer

... would've made a great Gambit IMO
... would've made a great Gambit IMO
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5:52PM on 03/17/2011
Look, I love LOST (can't you tell?) but this just sounds awful and almost like Matthew Fox is going out of his way to avoid being type cast as the hero.

I'm all for him slowly breaking into movies but god damn.. ease into it with smaller roles.. don't flame out in some Tyler Perry starring flick based off of a James Patterson novel.
Look, I love LOST (can't you tell?) but this just sounds awful and almost like Matthew Fox is going out of his way to avoid being type cast as the hero.

I'm all for him slowly breaking into movies but god damn.. ease into it with smaller roles.. don't flame out in some Tyler Perry starring flick based off of a James Patterson novel.
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11:32AM on 03/19/2011

Wow.

I'm going to be honest, before Lost I wasn't particularly interested in Matthew Fox's lackluster career. Now, I want to be interested and he makes this his next career move. Awesome, Shepard. And Tyler Perry? It's like they took a poll of people least likely to ever play Alex Cross, and then picked Perry.
I'm going to be honest, before Lost I wasn't particularly interested in Matthew Fox's lackluster career. Now, I want to be interested and he makes this his next career move. Awesome, Shepard. And Tyler Perry? It's like they took a poll of people least likely to ever play Alex Cross, and then picked Perry.
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11:07AM on 03/18/2011
Patterson's Alex Cross novels stopped being readable over a decade ago. Four of five decent thrillers followed by a succession of ever more simplistically written arse wipers.

Tyler Perry? Hahaha. Seriously... hahahaha.
Patterson's Alex Cross novels stopped being readable over a decade ago. Four of five decent thrillers followed by a succession of ever more simplistically written arse wipers.

Tyler Perry? Hahaha. Seriously... hahahaha.
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11:48AM on 03/18/2011
I red the first Cross novel and thought it sucked. That was it for me . . .
I red the first Cross novel and thought it sucked. That was it for me . . .
5:13PM on 03/17/2011
He looks so much like Luke Wilson in that picture.
He looks so much like Luke Wilson in that picture.
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10:01PM on 03/17/2011
Ouch! If you're a huge Lost fan and watched the special features on the DVDs, they have audition footage of Fox testing for Sawyer and it's horrible. I like Fox, but he really can't play bad ass. Then again, Tyler Perry got big being the african american Mrs. Doubtfire and he's Alex Cross (?!), so this will blow. How did Idris Elba lose this role?
Ouch! If you're a huge Lost fan and watched the special features on the DVDs, they have audition footage of Fox testing for Sawyer and it's horrible. I like Fox, but he really can't play bad ass. Then again, Tyler Perry got big being the african american Mrs. Doubtfire and he's Alex Cross (?!), so this will blow. How did Idris Elba lose this role?
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11:47AM on 03/18/2011
I thought Speed Racer was idiotic, but Fox's Racer-X was prett bad ass, in my opinion. Not that I'm defending this new Cross flick or anything . . .
I thought Speed Racer was idiotic, but Fox's Racer-X was prett bad ass, in my opinion. Not that I'm defending this new Cross flick or anything . . .
3:51PM on 03/17/2011
Bad idea, Mr.Fox. And Mr.Tassi, since I have no interest in this, can you go head and post the REST of the story plays out for me?
Bad idea, Mr.Fox. And Mr.Tassi, since I have no interest in this, can you go head and post the REST of the story plays out for me?
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