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Add detective to Tyler Perry’s resume.

Tyler Perry has officially signed on to play the role of Alex Cross the crime-solving detective in James Patterson’s seemingly never-ending series of popular novels — in a new movie called “I, Alex Cross.”

The character was previously played by Morgan Freeman in “Kiss The Girls”and “Along Came A Spider.” The plan is for Tyler to do a trilogy.

This would be the first major role Perry has undertaken that doesn’t involve one of his projects.

But word recently broke out that Tyler actually replaced actor Idris Elba who was originally hand-picked for the role. This morning on The Tom Joyner Morning Show the crew shared their thoughts on it all and here’s what they had to say.

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