- Cast: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Jean Reno, Rachel Nichols, Giancarlo Esposito, John C. McGinley, Cicely Tyson, Chad Lindberg, Carmen Ejogo, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessalyn Wanlim, Yara Shahidi, Ingo Rademacher, Bonnie Bentley, Werner Daehn, Mark Hicks, Sayeed Shahidi, Marcelo Tubert, Kaidy Kuna, Krishawn Peace, Abe Larkin, Andrew Freij, Sherry Hudak-Weinhardt, Brandon Landers, Steven Hauptman, Jennifer Ann Davies, Bill Lumbert, Julie Ariane Russell, Jairus Devon Hill
- Director: Rob Cohen
- Writers: Marc Moss, Kerry Williamson, James Patterson
- Producers: Bill Block, Steve Bowen, Randall Emmett, Leopoldo Gout, Paul Hanson, James Patterson
- Executive Producers: Steve Bocsi, Remington Chase, George Furla, Stepan Martirosyan, Jeff Rice, Ethan Smith
- Art Direction: Charles Varga
- Castings: Dayna Polehanki, Noa Franco, Leslie Woo
- Costume Design: Abigail Murray
- D.O.P.: Ricardo Della Rosa
- Editor: Thom Noble
- Makeup: Kimberly Jones
- Music: John Debney
- Production Design: Laura Fox
- Set Decoration: Gabriella Villarreal
"Alex Cross" follows the homicide detective/psychologist, from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Bali, Indonesia; Cleveland, USA; Detroit, USA
- MPAA Warning: Violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity
- Production Budget: $45 million
- Production Companies: QED International, Envision Entertainment Corporation, IAC Productions, James Patterson Entertainment
- Production Schedule: 8 August 2011 – 3 October 2011
2012 Guide Analysis: "1997's "Kiss the Girls", a film adaptation of the James Patterson book, remains a quite strong feature in spite of its embrace of genre cliches. Strong lead performances anchor the story of a woman (Ashley Judd) who escaped the clutches of a serial killer named Casanova and helps forensic psychologist Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) track him down. It was a profitable success for Paramount, enough that Freeman returned to play Cross again in the less well-received "Along Came a Spider" in 2001.
Fifteen years on since 'Girls' and a decision has been made to restart the franchise over at Summit, this time utilising the twelfth book in the series "Cross". In this outing, the character is now retired from the FBI but is drawn back in to find a killer, only to learn it may be the same man responsible for the murder of his wife twelve years ago.
Originally David Twohy was slated to direct with Idris Elba starring as Cross. Instead the producers have opted for curious choices - action tentpole director Rob Cohen and playwright/actor Tyler Perry in the titular role. While Perry's name will draw its own audience, it also brings with it some baggage - especially with critics - while fans of the book character aren't likely to be as pleased as they were with Freeman. A project which has a lot to prove, can it work?"