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Tyler Perry's The New Morgan Freeman Alex Cross

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Inneresting! A real stretch from what he is used to, that's for sure.

Tyler Perry's reportedly stepping into the role of Alex Cross, a detective-psychologist created by author James Patterson in a new flick.

The role was previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman (twice), but we imagine Morgan's gotten a bit old for the role! Or maybe they just wanted someone who was more of a master of disguises! Who knows!

No word yet what Patterson story will be coming to the big screen, but the script is said to be in the final stages. Along with a new movie, James also reportedly has an 18th novel featuring the character coming out later this year.

What do U think of Tyler taking over the role?

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16 comments to “Tyler Perry's The New Morgan Freeman Alex Cross”



  1. 1

    He should… stick to…. investing in properties or something



  2. 2

    i like tyler…but no. this doesnt seem like a good fit



  3. 3

    Reading the latest "Alex Cross" book right now and Tyler Perry's definitely got the look and the right age for the part. Looking forward to it.



  4. 4

    Ugh… Tyler Perry just needs to come out of the closet… He IS gay… I used to dance at a strip club in Atlanta and he took one of my coworkers home with him a few years ago, before Diary of a Mad Black Woman. He is also a super ASSHOLE! He is incredibly rude to everyone around him and just has no class… He has more personality when he dresses up like a woman. Get real Tyler…



  5. 5

    so not Alex Cross



  6. 6

    Nooooooooooo! Bad Bad Bad casting. The role needs someone like Idris Elba or Chiwetel Ejiofor.

    Morgan Freeman was too old - Tyler Perry is just awfl on so many levels.



  7. 7

    he'd be great for the part!



  8. 8

    The series has jumped the shark with this choice.



  9. 9

    bad choice. why would they pick him of all people. morgan freeman was the prefect alex cross



  10. 10

    As long as they don't call it "Tyler Perry's…(name of movie here)". It irritates the heck out of me that he needs to put his name in the title of all of his films. It just comes off as so egotistical.
    Other than that, he could be good in the role. I have no problem with him as an actor.



  11. 11

    Re: MattC88

    Swinging Richards? :)



  12. 12

    I like Tyler Perry. He can do it!



  13. 13

    hmmmmmm………. i don't know. as long as he isn't directing it. i don't know - there are so many people i would cast before him.



  14. 14

    NOOOO! I've been reading all those Alex Cross books and the character describes himself as a Denzel-type. Why not DENZEL?



  15. 15

    NOOOOOO!!!
    I could see him as Cross's friend (I can't remember his name…) but not Alex!
    I always saw Denzel as Cross.
    at least its a step up from Morgan Freeman. I LOVE him.. but he's definitely not right for Alex Cross!



  16. 16

    Ughh. I do not like Tyler Perry and that has nothing to do with why I hate this idea actually. If you have read the books I would say Denzel or the guy from the All State commercials. I think Morgan Freeman was too old to play Alex Cross too. Alex is a strong sexy black man. That is not Morgan or Tyler to me at all. I agree that Tyler might be able to play Bear, Alex's friend but not Alex. Denzel, Dennis Haysbert or Blair Underwood are my suggestions.