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UPDATED PICS: Tyler Perry with a badge and a gun and NO dress in these stills for Alex Cross

May. 18, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Tyler Perry, Madea his/herself, is attempting to branch out of stuffed bras and girdles to be a leading man, only this time he's dressing up as Morgan Freeman.  No, not literally, but rather he's filling the shoes of the veteran actor in the role of Alex Cross (from KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAME A SPIDER) in the next chapter of author James Patterson's series, aptly titled ALEX CROSS.

Director Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, xXx) is at the helm this time around, bringing along a pretty good cast, including an Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Cicely Tyson, Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito, John C. McGinley, and Rachel Nichols. 

Does Perry 'got the look'?:

The story goes a little like this:

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

The images definitely peak my interest, much more so than Perry in drag.  And Matthew Fox looks perfectly psycho and absolutely shredded in this.  A far cry from ol' Charlie on Party of Five, that's for sure.  Apparently, there is an exceptionally brutal fight sequence at the end between Perry and Fox, but we'll have to wait and see if they deliver on that (and it IS rated PG-13).

I'm sure a trailer for this will hit any day now, which will be most telling if Perry can pull off hero with a gun better than hero with heels.

ALEX CROSS is expected to open in Fall 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Matthew Fox is primed for some leading roles, including the lead of Commander Shepard in a Mass Effect 3 movie, am I right?
Source: Indiewire

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4:43PM on 05/20/2012
This is cool news, and I like Tyler Perry but why no Morgan Freeman? That bums me out.
This is cool news, and I like Tyler Perry but why no Morgan Freeman? That bums me out.
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4:02PM on 05/20/2012

Am I the only one

who is glad that Perry is doing something new now? I feel like he does has some good grade A acting potential we have not seen yet. I say give him a chance.
who is glad that Perry is doing something new now? I feel like he does has some good grade A acting potential we have not seen yet. I say give him a chance.
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6:14AM on 05/20/2012
Oh maiiii lurrrrrrd!- Tyler Perry
Oh maiiii lurrrrrrd!- Tyler Perry
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11:21PM on 05/19/2012
Its a great sounding story and I hope it does well simply for the fact that Fox looks like he worked his ass off for this role.
Its a great sounding story and I hope it does well simply for the fact that Fox looks like he worked his ass off for this role.
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2:29PM on 05/19/2012

Hmmm

Tyler Perry and Edward Burns both annoy me. Fox does look awesome - maybe he'll kill Burns??
I guess since they threw in Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito and John C. McGinley I could check it out.
Tyler Perry and Edward Burns both annoy me. Fox does look awesome - maybe he'll kill Burns??
I guess since they threw in Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito and John C. McGinley I could check it out.
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11:47AM on 05/19/2012
even Ben Linus would shit his pants from this Jack Sheppard!
even Ben Linus would shit his pants from this Jack Sheppard!
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8:43AM on 05/19/2012

Jack-Face

Fox looks deadly there.
Fox looks deadly there.
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6:57PM on 05/18/2012
Love the Character of Alex Cross hate the casting I'm still sulking that Idris Elba didn't get the role.But Matthew Fox WoW
Love the Character of Alex Cross hate the casting I'm still sulking that Idris Elba didn't get the role.But Matthew Fox WoW
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4:59PM on 05/18/2012
John Ratzenberger plays Matthew Fox's alcoholic dad who trains him for the fight of his life against Tyler Perry. Looks pretty awesome.
John Ratzenberger plays Matthew Fox's alcoholic dad who trains him for the fight of his life against Tyler Perry. Looks pretty awesome.
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4:52PM on 05/18/2012

damn Fox looks like a bad ass

always routing for that dude to break into the big time, otherwise this movie is a pass for me, plus Ed Burns gets on my nerves, hes always got that god damn smarmy look on his face.
always routing for that dude to break into the big time, otherwise this movie is a pass for me, plus Ed Burns gets on my nerves, hes always got that god damn smarmy look on his face.
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4:37PM on 05/18/2012
I'll support anything that gets more of the cast from Lost into more movies. And for more than 2 minutes, unlike Holloway in MI-4.
I'll support anything that gets more of the cast from Lost into more movies. And for more than 2 minutes, unlike Holloway in MI-4.
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4:33PM on 05/18/2012
I don't give a shit about Perry, but for my favorite Matthew Fox's sake, I hope it'll work out well. Seems he worked pretty hard for the role (which is putting it mildly, I suppose). Make this the way to break into the big league, Fox!
I don't give a shit about Perry, but for my favorite Matthew Fox's sake, I hope it'll work out well. Seems he worked pretty hard for the role (which is putting it mildly, I suppose). Make this the way to break into the big league, Fox!
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4:11PM on 05/18/2012
I am all up for re-imagining careers but Perry? Really? Why? There are tons of far better choices, being Giancarlo Esposito, Eamonn Walker, Chiwetel Ejiofor far far better IMO
I am all up for re-imagining careers but Perry? Really? Why? There are tons of far better choices, being Giancarlo Esposito, Eamonn Walker, Chiwetel Ejiofor far far better IMO
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2:58PM on 05/18/2012

Holy shitting shit

Seriously...That is terrifying.
I'm interested in this movie now despite Madea being in it.
Seriously...That is terrifying.
I'm interested in this movie now despite Madea being in it.
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2:55PM on 05/18/2012

you know I would

see thus movie... if anyone but Tyler Perry was in that role. Sure I'll still check it out eventually and sure he might change my mind -- but he can change my mind when I see it on TV or download it, I ain't contributing any money to a Tyler Perry project at this time, no sir.
see thus movie... if anyone but Tyler Perry was in that role. Sure I'll still check it out eventually and sure he might change my mind -- but he can change my mind when I see it on TV or download it, I ain't contributing any money to a Tyler Perry project at this time, no sir.
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2:54PM on 05/18/2012
Should've switched Tyler with Giancarlo Esposito! Dude was the shit in Breaking Bad!
Should've switched Tyler with Giancarlo Esposito! Dude was the shit in Breaking Bad!
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2:53PM on 05/18/2012
Jack Shephard looks fucking nuts in that picture, just for that picture I want to see this flick.


But is Tyler Perry going to try and become the new Samuel L. Jackson(minus the bad words.)?
Jack Shephard looks fucking nuts in that picture, just for that picture I want to see this flick.


But is Tyler Perry going to try and become the new Samuel L. Jackson(minus the bad words.)?
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2:51PM on 05/18/2012
Certainly looks like the 'Roids have been treating Matthew Fox well...
Certainly looks like the 'Roids have been treating Matthew Fox well...
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2:09PM on 05/18/2012
This project had Idris Elba written all over it and they decided to give it to Tyler Perry? No thanks.
This project had Idris Elba written all over it and they decided to give it to Tyler Perry? No thanks.
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3:35PM on 05/18/2012
Idris Elba was their first choice. Didn't pan out.
Idris Elba was their first choice. Didn't pan out.
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1:49PM on 05/18/2012
I can't believe it's Matthew Fox on the 4th picture! I just can't!
I can't believe it's Matthew Fox on the 4th picture! I just can't!
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1:03PM on 05/18/2012

I have a good feeling about this...

Perry is solid as an actor, and it is time for him to show how much he is capable of. I didn't even recognize matt fox...Jesus, and I thought he got jacked to play racer x
Perry is solid as an actor, and it is time for him to show how much he is capable of. I didn't even recognize matt fox...Jesus, and I thought he got jacked to play racer x
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12:53PM on 05/18/2012

Thanks JoBlo.com

now my nightmares are going to be comprised of a shredded, terrifying Matthew Fox putting me into a choke hold.
now my nightmares are going to be comprised of a shredded, terrifying Matthew Fox putting me into a choke hold.
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1:47PM on 05/18/2012
For real.
For real.
12:28PM on 05/18/2012

I'm down

people couldn't believe Matt Damon could pull off action and he did. I am not a fan of anything Perry but I will still give this movie a chance. Fox looks pretty fucking badass, also.
people couldn't believe Matt Damon could pull off action and he did. I am not a fan of anything Perry but I will still give this movie a chance. Fox looks pretty fucking badass, also.
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12:16PM on 05/18/2012

Whoa...

Doctor Shepard from Lost got *puts on sunglasses* jacked. YEEEEAAAHHHH!
Doctor Shepard from Lost got *puts on sunglasses* jacked. YEEEEAAAHHHH!
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12:02PM on 05/18/2012

Matthew Fox

Looks alot like Robert Carlyle in the fourth pic.

I'll wait to see the trailer to judge for myself (might see it anyway)
Looks alot like Robert Carlyle in the fourth pic.

I'll wait to see the trailer to judge for myself (might see it anyway)
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11:55AM on 05/18/2012
wow, surprisingly this looks good
wow, surprisingly this looks good
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11:44AM on 05/18/2012

from a fan of the books...

I like the rest of the cast and he does look the part better than Morgan Freeman, but still... *smacks forehead repeatedly*
I like the rest of the cast and he does look the part better than Morgan Freeman, but still... *smacks forehead repeatedly*
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11:44AM on 05/18/2012

If This ends up being good...does well

I suggest Tyler Perry throw Madea out a window and go to action mode.

I hope its good. I liked most of the Alex Cross movies so far.
I suggest Tyler Perry throw Madea out a window and go to action mode.

I hope its good. I liked most of the Alex Cross movies so far.
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11:44AM on 05/18/2012
Holy shit that's Matthew Fox?

But other then that I think this sounds terrible. What an awful choice for an actor to build a movie around. The director of XXX doing a movie with Madea. Sounds great.
Holy shit that's Matthew Fox?

But other then that I think this sounds terrible. What an awful choice for an actor to build a movie around. The director of XXX doing a movie with Madea. Sounds great.
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