He's back and Summit Entertainment has him. James Patterson's Alex Cross, last seen in Paramount's 'Kiss the Girls' and 'Along Came a Spider,' both starring Morgan Freeman, will return to the big screen in 'I, Alex Cross,' a reboot of the series with Tyler Perry as the title character. Ed Burns will play Cross's partner Tommy Kane, and 'Lost's' Matthew Fox will play a psycho serial killer who viciously murders Cross's wife when the detective thwarts one of his attempts to commit a murder. Rob Cohen is directing, with production expected to begin in early August for a fall 2012 or early 2013 release. [Deadline]
Deadline calls this "The Young Male Role to Die For": the lead in 'The Bourne Legacy,' the 'Bourne Identity' spinoff that Tony Gilroy (who wrote all three 'Bourne' films as well as helming 'Michael Clayton') is directing for Universal. Deadline lists the narrowing field of those set to test: Joel Edgerton ('The Thing'), Dominic Cooper ('The Devil's Double'), Garrett Hedlund ('Tron: Legacy') and Luke Evans ('The Amateur American') and speculates on those in the wings (Logan Marshall-Green of TV's 'Dark Blue' and Taylor Kitsch of 'Battleship').