Tyler Perry Drops ‘Madea’ To Fill Morgan Freeman’s Crime Fighting Shoes

- By Bossip Staff

Call him Detective Perry. Tyler Perry has recently signed on to play the role of ‘Alex Cross,’ the detective portrayed in James Patterson’s never-ending series of popular novels!

Perry will follow in the foot steps of Morgan Freeman, who previously played ‘Cross’ in the suspense films “Kiss The Girls”and “Along Came A Spider.”

Perry will have to step out of his comfort zone and put in work, as this is the first role he’ll be playing, where he isn’t portraying a ghetto, over the top, drag queen of a granny looking to save a hoe!


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  • Charlotte

    That is incorrect, he did not portray Madea in the two Why Did I Get Married films.

  • jmagic

    there you go defend him,if that was a white person portraying a fat black loud and ghetto woman it would be called racist..but a blk man does it and its artistic genius

  • dee

    Will he do it in drag?

  • ad nasuem

    Perry is a Terrible, Terrible choice for this role. Just awful.

  • http://rafi-dangelo.tumblr.com RafiD'Angelo

    Not sayin that gay men can’t play straight roles (Neil Patrick Harris is killin em every week on TV) but…his mouth is just too twitchy.

    Every expression he makes just begs for a Big One.

  • Shantel

    This is untrue this role is being played by Idris Elba

  • ms.brilly

    If true, this franchise won’t see another dime of my money. Tyler Perry as Alex Cross???? On what planet does this make sense?

  • IknowRite

    Tyler is actually a good actor. I wish him the best!

  • Wishyouthebest!

    I’m in! Looking forward to seeing him tackle this role. Hope he does well. He needs a departure from his standard stuff.

  • Minie

    Tyler perry is a horrible actor. If he is not in his medea character, it’s terrible!!!! He jus need to stick to what he’s best at

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