June 26th, 2012
03:48 PM ET
Tyler Perry is known for making audiences laugh as his character "Madea," but the director/producer/actor's latest role in "Alex Cross" is no laughing matter.
Based on James Patterson's novel "Cross," Perry plays the movie's titular detective/psychologist, a character previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman.
In the new trailer for the film, 42-year-old Perry is seen facing off against Matthew Fox's gaunt, chilling serial killer, who is "fascinated by pain."
When Fox's Picasso takes his fascination and applies it to the family of Perry's Dr. Cross, the detective vows to stop him at any cost.
"Alex Cross" arrives in theaters October 10.
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