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Some guys are born to play cops in movies. Tyler Perry, uh, does not look like one of those guys. (Maybe that’s why this first official poster for “Alex Cross” has the star all tiny and hidden inside a bigger silhouette of “Lost’s” Matthew Fox, playing the bad guy? Just a thought.) You can certainly see why the studio have handed the reins over to him, though. Perry puts butts in the seats. That alone made casting Perry as the star of “Alex Cross” a no-brainer.
Crusading Detective/Psychologist ALEX CROSS (Tyler Perry) meets his match against the psychotic, mob hit man, MICHAEL SULLIVAN aka THE BUTCHER. As Cross investigates the hit man’s gruesome murders, Sullivan decides to send him a deadly message by murdering his wife in cold blood. Now enraged, Cross vows to hunt down the killer if it’s the last thing he does. However, Sullivan is a serial killing mastermind and continues to evade Cross while pushing him to an ethical breaking point as a cop and father. As Cross closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable–a revelation that could change everything. With unstoppable action, and unforeseeable twists, this suspenseful action thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Also starring Jean Reno, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Giancarlo Esposito, John C. McGinley, Carmen Ejogo, Chad Lindberg, Cicely Tyson, and directed by Rob Cohen (“The Fast and Furious”).
Find out if Perry has what it takes to play Alex Cross on October 26, 2012.
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