Get ready for Tyler Perry's Alex Cross.
The multi-hyphenate will star as the detective-psychologist in I, Alex Cross, a reboot of the film franchise based on the popular James Patterson books, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) will direct the film. Patterson and Kerry Williamson wrote a draft of the script, to be polished by Marc Moss.
Perry replaces Morgan Freeman, who played Cross in ...
My loyalties are so divided on Friday nights. I want ABCs so-so new crime drama Womens Murder Club to do well enough to bring some much-needed eyeballs to the charming romantic comedy Men in Trees, which finally returns from a cruel nearly eight-month hiatus. With James Pattersons name as a selling point for Murder Club (though hes not writing this series any more than he appears to be penning half of the books that go out with co-writers names on his ubiquitous book jackets), the show certainly has a shot at commercial success, even on a night thats widely considered a graveyard. Remember: This same night, and this same time period (9 pm/ET), is where the original CSI launched to even less fanfare, and the rest is TV history.But I also dont want anything to take audience away from Murder Clubs competition, most notably NBCs ever-fragile Friday Night Lights, which offers another superb episode this week. Even if like many observe...
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Question: I've just got to ask: What do the powers that be at ABC have against Men in Trees? We all know what ABC did to the show last season. But why didn't the network make this show part of its much-hyped premiere week? I couldn't sit through more than 20 minutes of the wretched Big Shots, and I think it's ridiculous that ABC moved Men in Trees out of the coveted time slot following Grey's Anatomy for this garbage.
Answer: It's possible that an entire overhaul (so I hear; still haven't seen it) of the Women's Murder Club pilot may have delayed ABC launching its Friday lineup for a few weeks. The good news is that Men in Trees is finally back with new episodes this week (Fridays at 10 pm/ET), with Murder Club as a high-profile lead-in (that James Patterson name recognition can't hurt). I've seen the first two Trees, as well as the fifth episode, and while sometimes it gets a bit goofy, I find the world of Elmo, Alaska, awfully endearing and hope the return to Fridays won't prove fatal.
Per Variety, ABC has tapped Brett Ratner to direct and produce a pilot based on the Women's Murder Club featured in several James Patterson thrillers, while The X-Files' Frank Spotnitz is developing for the network Murder Incorporated, a drama about a man from a wealthy family whose fortune has a dubious source.... The CW is eyeing Grey's Anatomy exec producer Mark Gordon to bring life to Reaper, a chiller in which a "bounty hunter" for Satan tracks escaped souls.... Lifetime is pondering a pilot order for Conspiracy, a legal thriller about a D.C. lawyer whose life is put in danger when she realizes she won a high-profile case for a pharmaceutical company based on evidence falsified by a Massive Evil Conspiracy. Um, isn't it a bit soon (if ill-advised) to rip off Runaway?