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.
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 1997's Kiss the Girls and 2001's Along Came a Spider — the name of the first Alex Cross book. Patterson's 18th Alex Cross novel will be released later this year.