New trailer: “Alex Cross”

Tyler Perry is trading Madea’s chainsaw for a gun and badge. In this new trailer, he slips into the shoes of James Patterson’s Detective Alex Cross in the appropriately titled “Alex Cross.” Perry will square off against a sadistic mob hitman played by Matthew Fox. The Alex Cross role was formerly played by Morgan Freeman in 1997’s “Kiss the Girls” and 2001’s “Along Came a Spider.”

“Alex Cross” hits theaters October 19.