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Tyler Perry Takes Titular Role in 'I, Alex Cross'

February 2, 2011 (3:00 am) GMT
The comedian would slip in the fictional sleuth role made famous by Morgan Freeman in 'Kiss the Girls' and 'Along Came a Spider'.
Tyler Perry

Actor/director has signed up to play famed fictional sleuth Dr. Alex Cross in a new movie. The character, created in James Patterson's crime novels, has been immortalized on the big screen by , who played the role in 1997's "Kiss the Girls" and 2001's "Along Came a Spider".

Perry has now agreed to take Freeman's place in a new film, which will be helmed by "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" director Rob Cohen. The movie is reportedly titled, "I, Alex Cross".

British actor had previously signed up to play Cross in a different adaptation, which is currently on hold, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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