This week in films

This weekend sees the release of Alex Cross, with Tyler Perry taking on the role originally played by Morgan Freeman. Alex Cross works as a detective/psychologist for the Detroit Police Department along with his lifelong friend, Tommy Kane (Edward Burns), and detective Monica Ashe (Rachel Nichols). Cross’ latest case puts him on a collision course a cunning serial killer nicknamed Picasso (Matthew Fox), whose ultimate target is multi-national industrialist Giles Mercier (Jean Reno). Cross must find a way inside Picasso’s head not only to catch the killer but also to stem the violent urges Cross feels.

I’m looking forward to see what Perry does with such a serious role.