EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Edward Burns and Rachel Nichols Talk 'Alex Cross'

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:44
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Opening in theaters on October 19th is the new crime thriller Alex Cross from director Rob Cohen (xXx), which is based on the extremely popular series of novels by James Patterson. This is the third time that Patterson's protagonist has been featured in a film and was previously portrayed by Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman in both Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Alex Cross stars Tyler Perry (Madea's Big Happy Family) in the title role along with an all-star cast that includes Matthew Fox (Speed Racer), Edward Burns (Man on a Ledge), Rachel Nichols (Conan the Barbarian), Jean Reno (Ronin), John C. McGinley (Office Space), Giancarlo Esposito (The Usual Suspects), and Cicely Tyson (The Help). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had an opportunity to sit down and talk with both Edward Burns and Rachel Nichols about their work on Alex Cross. The two actors discussed their new film, their familiarity with the source material prior to shooting, having author James Patterson on set, Nichols' thoughts on working with Tyler Perry as an actor, what Burns learned from Perry as a fellow filmmaker, how Perry inspired Burns to write a sequel to The Brothers McMullen, Burns' upcoming film The Fitzgerald's Family Christmas, and the tricky working relationship between Nichols and Burns' on-screen characters. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Edward Burn and Rachel Nichols about Alex Cross, please click on the video player above. 


Dr. Alex Cross (Perry) is a police detective psychologist, who meets his match when a new serial killer (Fox) begins terrorizing Detroit. As an ex-operative, he predicts every step of the police, easily Killing his victims and fleeing. He challenges Cross by murdering his wife in front of him on their anniversary, with Cross becimng obsessed in capturing him. But, catching a man who predicts his every step, every choice and every decision proves a challenge even for him. 

Alex Cross opens in theaters on October 19th.

To watch our exclusive interview with Tyler Perry about Alex Cross, please click here.

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