So, okay apparently we should have known that it was based off a James Patterson novel. While we do know that James Patterson is a thriller writer…. STILL. Was this what you expected when you think – oh hey, Tyler Perry has a new movie! It sure wasn’t what we were thinking… but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Honestly, Tyler Perry looks like he is going to be good in this movie! We never really thought of him as a leading man in a drama – but after this trailer we are intrigued.
It looks like the plot is basically that there’s a serial killer and Tyler Perry is the lead investigator on this case. Then the serial killer starts threatening Tyler Perry and his family personally, and TYLER PERRY DOES NOT MESS AROUND WHEN YOU THREATEN HIS FAMILY. Then there are lots of explosions and shootings and stuff. Tyler Perry’s wife is very pretty and looks like she’ll be a great damsel in distress. Also, Matthew Fox from Lost is in this for some reason. It looks like he’s a bad guy. And not just a bad guy – THE bad guy. We are confused but curious. More importantly: Dr. Cox from Scrubs (actual name: John McGinley) is in this movie. We loved him on Scrubs and miss him a lot, so we’re excited that he’s here!
Basically, this the rare Tyler Perry movie that does not involve him playing a grandmother in drag–so if that’s your problem with him, consider seeing this movie as an opportunity to see that Tyler Perry is genuinely a talented guy in arenas other than comedy! Haters to the left–we think this is going to be very successful, and we are always happy to see studio movies that acknowledge that people who are not white exist in this world–especially when they’re allowed to be leads. Props, Tyler Perry. We are on board and excited to see Cross!
- Tyler Perry: Kim Kardashian Is A Good Actress (crunktastical.net)
- Tyler Perry’s First Straight Role: Detective “Alex Cross” Movie Trailer [Video] (bossip.com)