Matthew Fox Will Be Facing Off Against Tyler Perry in 'I, Alex Cross'
Back in February we heard that Rob Cohen would be directing Tyler Perry as author James Patterson's detective/psychologist character in an adaptation of the novel I, Alex Cross. Now Deadline reports "Lost" star Matthew Fox will play the assassin that Cross will go head-to-head with in the film. Fox hasn't been seen on the big screen since 2008 with his turns in Speed Racer and Vantage Point, and this character will be unlike anything he's done before. Fox plays Michael Sullivan, a ruthless man who kills for money and thrills and ends up killing Cross' wife after the detective thwarts one of his murders. Sounds gruesome.
Then Sullivan and Cross must go head-to-head in a battle that may or may not end in bloodshed considering Sullivan, also known as the Butcher of Sligo, is a constant villain in Patterson's novels. Ed Burns will be long for the ride too as Saving Private Ryan actor has also been cast as Cross' partner Tommy Kane. The project doesn't have a home yet, but at least three studios are in the running to make a distribution deal. As someone who's not a big fan of Tyler Perry's work in front of or behind the camera, I have to say that I'm intrigued to see what he can do with a role like this. Also it's good to see Fox back at work after the conclusion of "Lost." What do you think?