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Matthew Fox has signed on to play the villain in the upcoming thriller I, Alex Cross, Deadline reports.

In his first major role since wrapping ABC's Lost, Fox will play Michael Sullivan, a man who kills for both money and the thrill. The character comes from the series of books about detective-psychologist Alex Cross by James Patterson.

Tyler Perry to play Alex Cross

Fox joins Tyler Perry who was previously cast in the title role. Ed Burns will play Tommy Kane, Cross' partner.

Mark Moss wrote the script that he and director Rob Cohen have since changed to include twists that weren't in the novel.

What do you think of Fox's casting?