Today we have the first batch of images from the Rob Cohen directed adaptation of Alex Cross. Matthew Fox and Tyler Perry star in the upcoming crime film alongside Edward Burns, Jean Reno, Rachel Nichols and Giancarlo Esposito.
That’s an exciting cast and what makes it even more exciting is firstly, the fact that Tyler Perry is starring in a non-Madea film and secondly, Fox has gone through a tremendous physical transformation.
For those unfamiliar with the film, check out the plot summary below.
Can Alex Cross survive his most chilling – and personal – case ever? Pulled out of a family celebration, Detective Alex Cross gets awful news: A beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Vowing to catch the killer, he quickly learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington, D.C.’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim . . . The hunt for the murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Soon they confront some very important, very protected, and very dangerous people who will do anything to keep their secrets safe. As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable – a revelation that could rock the entire world.
I always love a good crime thriller and Alex Cross shines with potential. Fox really looks like he’s giving it his all here and he’s joined by a very strong supporting cast. Like I mentioned above, it will be interesting to see Perry in this type of role and it will also be interesting to see what he does with the character of Cross. After all, he’s following in the footsteps of Morgan Freeman who played Cross in Along Came A Spider and Kiss The Girls.
I’m not too familiar with the Alex Cross novels but from what I can gather, they seem like dark, gritty crime tales that would be right up my alley. Like I said, I’m always down for a solid crime thriller and as of now, I have high hopes for Mr. Cross.
Alex Cross opens on October 26th, 2012.
Check out the photos below.