Tracking a criminal genius/serial killer sometimes takes more than just brains, as Tyler Perry finds out in this newest clip from "Alex Cross."

Here, Perry plays the titular character, a homicide detective and psychologist who looks to track down a murderer known as Picasso (Matthew Fox). But when the two come face-to-face, things begin to get physical, as Cross and Picasso beat each other up with anything in reach -- knives, rocks, guns; Perry's Cross even throws in a karate kick for good measure.

"Alex Cross" is based on the bestselling novels by James Patterson (the character had previously been played by Morgan Freeman in "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider").

You can check out the high-octane clip from the film above. "Alex Cross," starring Perry, Fox, Ed Burns, Giancarlo Esposito and Jean Reno, hits theaters everywhere this Friday.

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