Alex Cross, an upcoming Action/Adventure movie that follows the story of a young homicide detective played by Tyler Perry. Alex Cross is based on the bestselling novels that were written by James Patterson and in this story, the brilliant detective meets his match when he encounters a serial killer named Picasso (played by Matthew Fox). The adversaries are engaged in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. It all comes to a full turn when the mission gets personal. An instance that will lead Alex Cross contemplating his moral and psychological limits. Alex Cross will certainly bring audiences to a whole new experience of action thriller films. Let’s take a look at an interview with Michael Fox on his extreme role in the movie, Alex Cross
“Matthew Fox’s Transformation for The Movie: Alex Cross
Feed him some pies, ice cream, cookies, pasta and bread.
The former Lost star has a lot of eating to do ever since losing a staggering 40 pounds to play a frighteningly thin and ripped tattooed serial killer in the upcoming thriller Alex Cross.
“My mother hated it,” Fox says with a laugh. “She’s Italian and she’s a fantastic cook and loves to feed her son more than anything. She couldn’t stand it. It really upset her.”
Fox attained his scary physique with the help of Simon Waterson, the same trainer responsible for Daniel Craig’s hot James Bond bod, Jake Gyllenhaal’s unforgettable chest and abs in Prince of Persia and the pumped up pecs of Chris Evans in Captain America.
“We worked really hard on this for five months,” Fox said. “The training sessions were mostly circuit training. You’re going non-stop from exercise to exercise, never taking any breaks for about an hour and a half. I was burning a lot of calories and working on certain muscle groups. It was very strategic on his part and very gradual.”
In fact, he’s only gained back about 15 pounds since finishing the flick. “I’m taking my time to put it back on but eating all the things I love to eat,” Fox said. “I have a terrible sweet tooth. All those pies, ice cream and cookies were completely out the window when I was training. Pasta and bread were pretty much non-existent in the diet as well.”
Alex Cross is based on novelist James Patterson’s detective series. Tyler Perry takes on the starring role previously played by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider.
“Like most everybody, I didn’t really know Tyler Perry from anything other than the stuff he’d done up until this point,” Fox said. “A really dark sort of revenge movie that was going to require a huge amount of drama and emotional intensity certainly isn’t something we had seen from him in the past. But let me tell you, everyone who has seen the film really feels Tyler has delivered on that.”
Read the rest of the interview at E Online
Alex Cross is directed by Rob Cohen and is going to be shown on October 19th 2012.
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